Russia vs. America : Which Army has the Best ‘Big Guns’?

‘Big Guns’


America’s army has large field artillery, but Russia’s are serious business. Can Washington come up with an equal? While Russia’s military is smaller than during the Cold War, it still fields a powerful force of howitzers, multiple rocket launchers, and ballistic missiles. Russia can project long-range firepower via weapons such as the BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher, with a range of 60 miles, or the SS-26 Iskander ballistic missile with a range of 250 miles. In contrast, the U.S. Army’s M109A7 Paladin 155-mm self-propelled howitzer has a range of about 15 miles with regular shells and 20 miles with rocket-assisted projectiles.

Credit Military Update

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