This prize was captured during the Iraqi take over of Kuwait. It is a 2S1 (SO-122) 122mm Self-propelled Howitzer. It was called by the Soviet Army the Gvozdika (Carnation) and the M-1974 by NATO.. The driver is located in the hull on the left, the engine is on the right. The main armament (2A31) is a modified version of the 122mm D-30 towed howitzer. Its rate of fire is achieved by loading the tube at any angle. Its sustained rateof fire is 5-8 rds/min. It can fire 70 rounds for the first hour, It can carry 40 rounds of various types of 122mm. It can be fed from the out side and has telephone intercom for 1 of the 2 out side crew. The HE projectiles has a range of 15,300 meters. It has a suspension that can be adjusted to to give different heights depending on terrain and tactical situation. It is fully amphibious, propelled by its tracks and can be made ready in less than 2 minutes. Water entering the hull is expelled by via exhaust using a bilge pump. Standard equipment includes passive infra-red night vision and an NBC system. During amphibious operations it can only carry 30 rounds on board. It has a crew of 4. It has a commander and loader in the turret. It weighs 15.7 tons. There is a large door at the rear for resuply of amunition in a sustained fire situation. It can be used for both direct and indirect fire. Rarely is a secondary weapon placed at the commander's hatch on the turret. It has a firing slot on the rear door.