2S5 Giatsint-S

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2S5 Giatsint-S
152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2S5 «Giatsint-S» in Saint-Petersburg Artillery museum
152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2S5 Giatsint-S in Saint-Petersburg Artillery museum
Type Self-propelled artillery
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1978 – present
Production history
Designed 1967 – 1974
Produced 1976 – 1991
Weight 28.2 tons (61,729 lbs)
Length 8.33 m (27.32 ft)
Width 3.25 m (10.66 ft)
Height 2.76 m (9 ft)
Crew 5 (section of 7 with 2 in ammunition carrier)

Armor 15 mm (.59 in)
2A36 152 mm gun (5.98 in)
1x 7.62 mm machine gun
Engine Diesel
388 kW (520 hp)
Suspension torsion bar
500 km (311 mi)
Speed 62 km/h (38 mph)
25 km/h (15 mph)

The 2S5 Giatsint-S (Russian: 2С5 «Гиацинт-С»; English: hyacinth) is a Soviet/Russian 152 mm self-propelled gun. "2S5" is its GRAU designation. It is NBC protected.

Production history

Production of the 2S5 Giatsint-S started in 1976 along with the towed version the 2A36 Giatsint-B. It was introduced into service in 1978 and has also been known as the M1981 by the United States.


Map of 2S5 operators in blue with former operators in red

Current operators

120 [1]
10 [2]
    • Army: 399 units (+500 in storage)
    • Navy: 170 units (+some in storage)
 Ukraine - 24 [3]

Former operators

 Soviet Union
Finnish Army, known as 152 TELAK 91. 18 units.

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