Soviet D-30 122 mm Howitzer

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122 mm Howitzer 2A18 (D-30)
This Russian 122 mm howitzer 2A18 (D-30) is on display at the 45th Infantry Division Museum.
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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...


Nice. Gotta love things that go boom. Thanks, Randy
JAN 25, 2017 - 05:33 PM
Any background on this piece? Looks almost air mobile.
JAN 26, 2017 - 08:06 AM
Taeuss; all I know is from Wikipedia. It's a regular field piece that entered service in the 1960s.
JAN 28, 2017 - 11:36 AM
It was abandoned by it's crew in Iraq after a bomb went off nearby (you can see gouges in the barrel where the shrapnel hit). Marines found it and brought it home folded up in a conex surrounded by dufflebags and had it displayed in front of their HQ until they had to account for it, at which point the museum was able to take it off their hands.
FEB 25, 2017 - 05:15 PM
Would love to see your whole file on this gun. PM me please if u have more than just these few pics!!
MAR 15, 2017 - 09:16 PM
If you search for D-30 122mm walkaround you can find several photo groups, if you are looking for photos in general. Using Cyrillic characters will get even more. KL
MAR 18, 2017 - 06:43 PM