Msta-S

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Msta-S
Msta-S
Details
Tier / Class:
9 Self-Propelled Gun
Nation:
Russia
Dealer:
Special
Cost:
Battle Path reward
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Damage:
1,200
Penetration:
65 mm
DPM:
9,000
Reload time:
8.00 s
Hit Points:
2,400
Hull F/S/R:
25mm vs AP, 25mm vs HEAT
Hull composition:
Steel
Turret F/S/R:
50mm vs AP, 55mm vs HEAT
Turret composition:
Steel
Max Speed:
60.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.56 s
Vehicle Mass:
42,000 kg
Hull Traverse:
28.66 °/s
Camouflage:
20% %
Vision:
370 m
Cannon Depression:
-4 / 68 °
Accuracy (Spread):
0.136°
Aim time:
4 s
Turret Traverse Speed:
23 °/s

The Msta-S is a tier 9 Self-Propelled Guns originating from Russia. It can be obtained as a prize from Echoes Of War Battle Path campaign.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Artillery: This vehicle is capable of indirect fire across large distances but is very vulnerable in close combat.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.


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Armor[edit | edit source]

2S19 Msta-S Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 25mm vs AP, 25mm vs HEAT Steele 50mm vs AP, 55mm vs HEAT Steel - -
Despite resembling an MBT, this vehicle’s hull is only made of steel and provides protection against machineguns only.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

152mm 2A64 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
152mm 3VOF58 HE HE Stock 1,200 3.00m 65mm 0.135° 300 m/s 8.00s
152mm 3VOF58-1 HE HE Stock 1,200 3.00m 65mm 0.135° 600 m/s 8.00s


Support shells
Shell name Type Damage Radius Accuracy Speed Reload Duration
Smoke Round Smoke - 20 m 0.135° 1,000 m/s 30.00s 20s
WP Round WP 25 per sec. 15 m 0.135° 1,000 m/s 30.00s 10s


7.62 Machinegun
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 0m 18mm 855m/s 0.98° 5.00s 800 -s 400.00rd/min


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-84A 780 HP Stock Stock 60 km/h 18 km/h 6.56s 27.07s 28.66 deg/s 8%


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Msta-S Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Charges: 6
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s


Stock Tracks Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.3%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.0%


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Self-Propelled Gun
Developed: 1980-1989
Service: 1989+
Vehicles Built: cca 720-1000+ (estimates vary)
Operators: Russia, Venezuela, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Ethiopia

The Msta-S SPG was developed as a replacement to the older 2S3 Akatsiya. The goal was to match (or surpass) the newly developed NATO artillery pieces with long 155mm guns that were designed to offer enough range to keep Soviet infantry from actually reaching the front. The Soviets needed the same type of weapon in their arsenal.

Adapting a long 152mm gun for vehicle use turned out to be a long process. The general development started as early as in 1976 with several projects running parallel, but the actual MSTA-S project was opened in 1980 and it would take almost a decade for the vehicle to see service. The MSTA-S SPG is based on a heavily modified T-72 chassis and is armed with a long 152mm gun, allowing it to fire at extreme distances (especially when using modern ammunition). The production began in 1988 and is currently ongoing with a modernized variant rolling out for the Russian military.

More than 500 Msta-S SPGs are still in Russian service and dozens were exported to several other countries. It has seen some combat during the Second Chechen War and the War in Donbass.

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In Development: Msta-S