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Infantry Weapons

Algeria displays locally developed self-propelled artillery

04 July 2017

The Algerian military displayed two previously unseen types of self-propelled artillery systems at a public event held in early July to showcase the capabilities of the country's defence industry.

A still from Algerian television shows a D-30 howitzer mounted on a 6x6 Zetros truck. (Algerie TV)A still from Algerian television shows a D-30 howitzer mounted on a 6x6 Zetros truck. (Algerie TV)

One consisted of a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Zetros with four stabilisation legs that drop down at the back and both sides.

The second was a 100 mm MT-12 (2A29) anti-tank gun mounted on a 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros truck: a process that has included removing its original trails and fitting longer, hydraulically articulated versions that can reach the ground.

Other vehicles displayed included a Mercedes-Benz Unimog truck with a 23 mm ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun mounted on the back and a Nimr Ajban 4x4 vehicle armed with a remote weapon station.

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