The first 8 of 54 units of 155-mm self-propelled guns AHS Krab, which Huta Stalowa Wola has to produce for the Armed Forces of Ukraine according to the intergovernmental contract that was signed 2 months ago, are ready to be sent to Ukraine. This is reported by Polskie Radio24.

Some minor formalities remain and the self-propelled guns will be transported to Ukraine. In addition, Poland is completing training for the soldiers of the Armed Forces who will operate this equipment.

AHS Krab

As a reminder, the agreement for the supply of 54 self-propelled guns AHS Krab, was signed between Poland and Ukraine at the beginning of June. The amount of the contract is 2.7 billion zlotys, that is, approximately $630 million. It is believed that the production capacity of the Huta Stalowa Wola plant, which manufactures these self-propelled guns, is 20-30 units per year, that is, it will take more than 2 years to complete the Ukrainian contract…

Sometimes Poland itself is looking for weapons all over the world. Our neighbors bought 180 tanks K2 Black Panther and 48 KAI FA-50 aircraft in South Korea and are considering adding Korean 155-mm self-propelled guns K9 Thunder, the chassis of which is used by AHS Krab.

AHS Krab

Specifications
Weight – 48 tons
Length – 12.05 m
Width – 3.60 m
Height – 3.00 m
Crew – 5
Caliber – 155 mm
Barrel length – 52 calibers
Rate of fire – 6 rounds/minute
Effective firing range – 30 km
Maximum firing range – 40 km
Armor – steel POSCO MIL-12560H
Secondary armament – ​​WKM-B .50 BMG machine gun
Engine – STX-MTU MT881Ka-500, 8-cylinder water-cooled diesel
Power – 735 kW (1000 hp)
Operational range – 400 km
Maximum speed – 67 km/h