Welcome to the third Team Yankee model preview. This week it's the turn of the artillery.
The artillery is broadly fitted into two categories, heavy and support. All the artillery is motorized, something quite different from what we are use to in WWII FOW or even Six Days War and Vietnam.
We will start with the Soviet 2S1 Gvozdika 'Carnation'. Armed with a 122mm gun the Carnation entered service with the Soviets in 1972. It is amphibious, good in snow and other types of terrain.
The second Soviet vehicle is the BM-21 Grad or Hail. Armed with 40 rockets this is a direct descendant of the Katyusha of WWII fame.
Onto the U.S. in the form of the M109 Howitzer. Armed with a 155mm Howitzer it first entered service in the early 1960's and saw service in Vietnam and the Yom Kippur War with the Israelis.
The final piece of artillery is the M106 mortar carrier. Armed with a 120mm heavy mortar this like the M109 also saw service in Vietnam. Again like the M113 we showcased on the first post with the infantry it looks like the same model as the Vietnam version.
Until then thanks for reading.