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ACE-72121 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit

Ace ACE-72121 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit
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ACE-72121 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit

Ace 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit. Pic.1
Ace 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit. Pic.1

Ace 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit. Pic.2
Ace 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit. Pic.2

Ace 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit. Pic.3
Ace 1/72 2S1 Gvozdika Soviet 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer model kit. Pic.3

The correct military designation for this weapon is SO-122 but it is commonly known as the Gvozdika (Carnation).It entered service with the Soviet and Polish armies in 1971 and was first seen in public during a parade held in Poland in July 1974. 2S1 shares many automotive components with the MT-LB multi purpose tracked armoured vehicle. The 2S1 was developed at the Kharkov Tractor Works with first production vehicles being completed in 1972 and it is estimated that over 10000 were built for the home and export markets with production being completed a round 1991.