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The D-30 is a static howitzer featured in ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Armed Assault

« The D-30 122mm howitzer, also known as the 2A18M Lyagushka, has a revolving mount that permits 360 traverse and is designed for both high and low angles of fire, making it fully suitable for fire support and anti-tank defense.
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D-30
Arma1-render-d30.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Static Howitzer
Calibre 122 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The D-30 is used exclusively by the SLA in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The D-30 is designed to provide direct and indirect fire support to troops in the field.

The standard loadout of the D-30 gives it 30 rounds of high-explosive (HE) shells. The shells are fired with an initial velocity of 1,100 m/s, and can devastate infantry and unarmoured/light vehicles caught within a blast radius of 30 metres.

It takes 7 seconds to reload a new shell (averaging ~ 8 rounds per minute). If the D-30 has been fully depleted, it takes 8 seconds to rearm its stockpile completely.

Range-wise, the D-30 has an effective firing range of between 1,800 metres up to 12,000 metres.

Although not particularly accurate and cumbersome to rotate, the D-30 can be quite devastating in direct fire mode.

Like its American-made counterpart, the D-30 can be utilised either for direct or indirect fire. In both cases, its HE shells are almost twice as powerful and can drive back tanks and infantry alike. Even the M1A1 can be taken down after three/four strikes, though the D-30 must score direct hits in order to inflict sufficient damage in this way.

However, the D-30 faces the same problems as its American counterpart; since the D-30's gun cannot be rotated quickly, the crew (consisting of the gunner and two additional "passengers") are vulnerable to enemy infantry that manage to get within the howitzer's minimum firing range.

Most vehicles will also be much faster than the D-30 can turn, allowing fast attack vehicles to easily avoid the HE blast from its shells. Needless to say, using the D-30 in a direct fire role is not recommended unless there's absolutely no other option.


Munitions

The D-30 can only be loaded with one type of shell:

Damage type Base damage value Launch velocity (m/s)
High-Explosive 340 1,100

The D-30's 122 mm HE shells have a blast radius of 30 metres. They are always fired with an initial velocity of 1,100 m/s and can potentially reach a maximum velocity of up to 1,300 m/s.


Trivia

  • Like the M119, the extra "crew" positions do not actually affect how fast the D-30 is reloaded even if they are unoccupied by crewmen.
  • Although the real D-30 is designed with such capability in mind, the in-game D-30 cannot be towed as Armed Assault's iteration of the Real Virtuality engine doesn't support vehicle towing simulation.
  • Both the D-30 and the M119 were the first two static artillery "turrets" in the series.

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ArmA 2

« The D-30 122mm howitzer, also known as the 2A18M Lyagushka, has a revolving mount that permits 360 degree rotation and is designed for both high and low angles of fire making it fully suitable for fire support and anti-tank defense.
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D-30
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Type Static Howitzer
Calibre 122 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The D-30 is used by several OPFOR, BLUFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 2.

Overview

The ArmA 2 D-30 remains mostly identical to its predecessor in Armed Assault.

Just like before, the D-30 still fires 122 mm high-explosive (HE) shells, of which it carries 30 ready-to-fire shells at all times. The shells themselves have a blast radius of 30 metres.

However, its shells now have a much lower velocity of only 389 m/s. In spite of this, its maximum firing range has actually been increased to 19,000 metres instead.

In addition, the D-30 now supports loading and firing different types of shells with unique payloads (on top of standard HE). This includes:

  • White Phosphorous (WP) shells, highly devastating against clumped-up infantry
  • Sense and Destroy ARMor (SADARM) anti-tank shells, which automatically home in onto nearby enemy vehicles at the impact point
  • Laser-Guided (LG) shells, which will lock onto any laser spots projected by handheld designators or markers once they arrive close to the strike zone
  • Illumination flare shells, harmless rounds which project artificial light over the targeted area for a short amount of time
  • Smoke shells, which instantly create a thick cloud of white smoke for concealment at the target location on impact

Another positive change to the D-30 has been its rate of fire; unlike in Armed Assault and assuming that the D-30 is not using a specific firing solution, it can attain a fire rate of one shell every 6 seconds (10 RPM). It also only takes 2 seconds to fully rearm the D-30 if its stockpile has been emptied.


Munitions

NOTE: Although listed here, it is not possible to load any of the following munitions aside from HE into the D-30 during normal gameplay. The following statistics only apply if fired through scripted methods via the Artillery Module.

Shell type Damage type Base damage value Launch velocity (m/s)
HE High-Explosive 340 389
WP (Primary) High-Explosive 60 389
WP (Secondary) High-Explosive 5 N/A
SADARM (Primary) Kinetic 20 389
SADARM (Secondary) Kinetic 330 N/A
LG High-Explosive 340 389
Illumination Kinetic 8 389
Smoke High-Explosive 8 389

The D-30 can be loaded with six types of shells, though only one kind (HE) is available by default:

  • HE: 30 metre blast radius. Effective against infantry and most ground vehicles.
  • WP: 30 metre blast radius (initial). Non-vehicle targets entering the smoke cloud will take damage if caught within the blast zone.
  • SADARM: 20 metre blast radius (initial). Upon reaching a height of 500 metres above the impact zone, the shell's submunition will deploy itself and target the closest vehicle. The submunition has a blast radius of 7 metres and strikes with a velocity of 800 m/s.
  • LG: 30 metre blast radius. Once the shell reaches a distance of 1,000 metres above the target area, it will begin seeking a laser spot to home into. If there are no laser spots detected, the shell will simply strike a random location within the impact zone.
  • Illumination: Illuminates the target zone. The flare will burn for 30 seconds.
  • Smoke: Blankets the impact zone with a cloud of thick white-coloured smoke. It takes 4 seconds to fully form and will last for a total of 60 seconds.

Trivia

  • Like the M119A1, the base version of ArmA 2 did not actually provide different types of munitions for the D-30. The Operation Arrowhead expansion pack subsequently added the additional shell types after its release.
    • Similarly however, these shells are not available as part of the D-30's stockpile by default. They can only be added via custom addons or through editor scripting commands.
    • Many of the extra munition types are not also actually functional even if they are added to the D-30. This is due to them being intended for use with ArmA 2's Artillery module, which is what actually gives those shell types their attributes (flares, smoke, etc.).

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See also

Static weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Arma1-factionicon-sla.png SLA - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMSearchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mm
Shotguns Saiga 12K
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25)
Designated marksman rifles VSS Vintorez 9 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers Igla 9K38Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-13Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-cdf.png CDF - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-chdkz.png ChDKZ - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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