2S34 Hosta (3D MAX 2014). V-Ray v.2.40.04 Render and Materials.
The 'Hosta' (also known by the GRAU index 2S34) is a modernized version of the 2S1 'Gvosdika'. However upgraded artillery system is a howitzers/mortar rather than howitzer.
The 'Hosta' was developed in line with changing battlefield requirements of the Russian Army. Currently Russian Army operates a vast fleet for of ageing 2S1 Gvosdika self-propelled howitzers that could be upgraded in order to extend their operational life. Russian Army ordered the 2S34 Hosta in 2011. First production artillery systems were delivered in 2012.
The original 2S1 was adopted back in the early 1970s. It was widely exported to the Soviet allies from all around the world. A number of improvements and modifications were made in order to transform the 2S1 'Gvasdika' into 2S34 'Hosta'.
The original 122-mm howitzer of the 2S1 'Gvosdika' was replaced with a new 2A80-1 120-mm rifled gun/mortar. It has a semi-automatic loading system. This weapon evolved from that, used on the 2S31 'Vena' self-propelled mortar. It is a more potent weapon that can be used as mortar or howitzer, delivering direct or indirect fire. Maximum range of fire is 7.2 km with mortar mines and 13 km with gun shells. Various munitions can be used, including HEAT, HE-FRAG, smoke. It is also compatible with all munitions, developed for the Soviet/Russian 120-mm combined gun/mortar systems. It can also fire any 120-mm mortar rounds.
There is a roof-mounted 7.62-mm machine gun (PKT) for self-defense.
The 2S34 is fully amphibious with very little preparation, and once afloat is propelled by its tracks.
Max speed: Road 60 km/h (37 mph) Off-road 30 km/h (18 mph) Swim 4.5 km/h (2.8 mph)