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Russia’s wheeled Koalitsia emerges

15th July 2016 - 10:22 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Koalitsia-SV self-propelled artillery system has been developed in a new version on a wheeled chassis. 

The first photos appeared on the Russian internet in early June showing the new 2S35-1 Koalitsia-SV-KSh derivative. 

The original Koalitsia-SV self-propelled system uses a tracked chassis, while the wheeled one has been in development since 2013.  It uses an eight-by-eight KamAZ-6560 chassis with an unmanned turret, and just like the original tracked version, the two-man crew is accommodated in a dedicated compartment in an armoured cabin in the forward part of the vehicle. 

The two crew members can remotely control the loading and firing

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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