2S3 Akatsiya

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2S3 Akatsiya
2S3 Akatsiya
Tier / Class:
Soviet Union
Zhang Feng
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
4,145 (4,485)
52 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
30 / 15 / 15
Turret F/S/R:
30 / 15 / 15
Max Speed:
63.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.76 s
Hull Traverse:
34.70 deg/s
370 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-2.0 / -6.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
21.00 deg/s

The 2S3 Akatsiya is a tier 6 Self-Propelled Gun originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the M109, and leads to the Palmaria.

Currently, all SPGs in the game are locked to PvE mode.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Self propelled guns: fire support vehicles for PvE missions.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Smoke generators : generate a smoke screen around the vehicle.
  • Magazine loader: allows you to fire several rounds without reloading.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

As a self-propelled gun, the 2S3 is best used as a support vehicle for helping the team progress by removing heavily armored targets such as MBTs from the battle. Teamwork is needed for those both working with and playing an SPG. Teammates should be asked to call out targets if they are in trouble, and front-line vehicles should be supported in the battle.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • 3 round magazine
  • Good speed

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Long magazine reload
  • Poor accuracy

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Improved Fire Control Systems and Improved Ready Racks will increase effective damage output. Other upgrades such as the Spall Liner and Upgraded Exhaust Smoke are less important and should be researched later.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Turret Drive

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Freja Hojbjerg, for improvements to aim speed and overall accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

2S3 Akatsiya Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 30/15/15 Steel 30/15/15 Steel None
The armor on the Akatsiya is negligible anywhere but the front, which at range can offer some protection against light autocannon fire. All other forms of incoming fire will find minimal armor resistance.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

152.4mm D-22 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
152.4mm 53-VOF-546 HE-F HE Stock 760 50mm 300m/s 0.20° 25.00s 3 {{{reloadm}}}s 15.00rd/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-59U Diesel Engine Stock Stock 63.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.76deg/s {{{0-max}}} 34.70 {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Akatsiya Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 5,755 131,130 Increases vehicle HP by 150.

Upgraded Exhaust Smoke 8,630 198,125 Provides a total of eight exhaust smoke deployments with a two-round magazine. Individual charges are on a six second cooldown, with an eighty second cooldown for the magazine.

Improved Fire Control System 12,135 278,710 Reduces aim time by 20%.

Improved Ready Racks 29,215 670,965 Reduces reload by 10%.

History[edit | edit source]

The 2S3 Akatsiya was designed in the mid-1960’s as a mobility upgrade to artillery systems, and served as the backbone of the Soviet, and then Russian, artillery forces into the 21st century. Known for its mobility over rough terrain, it has excelled in wars across Asia, Europe, and Africa. Currently, the 2S3 Akatsiya and its variants are currently serving in almost twenty nations across the globe.

See also[edit | edit source]

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