Land Platforms

Images emerge of DT-30PM based Magnolia artillery system

09 May 2019

Images emerged on the internet on 7 May of what appears to be Russia's developmental Magnolia self-propelled howitzer based on the DT-30PM articulated tracked vehicle.

The images show a DT-30PM, a large tracked articulated vehicle designed for use in the Arctic, with the rear module modified to carry a turret with a large calibre gun.

The entire system was being carried by a heavy equipment transporter, and the rear module is mostly covered with a tarpaulin.

In November 2017, the TASS news agency cited the chief of the Russian Ministry of Defence's missile and artillery department, Lieutenant General Nikolai Parshin, as saying the Magnolia 120 mm self-propelled artillery piece on an armoured articulated tracked chassis was among the equipment being worked on for units deployed in the Arctic.

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