The 2S19 MSTA-S is a self-propelled 152 mm howitzer designed by the Soviet Union, which entered service in 1989 as the successor to the SO-152. The vehicle is based on the T-80 tank hull, but is powered by the T-72's diesel engine.
The Msta is a modern howitzer designed for deployment either as an unarmored towed gun, or to be fitted in armored self-propelled artillery mountings. Current production of the towed model is designated Msta-B, while the self-propelled model is the Msta-S.
Development of the 2S19 started in 1985 under the project name Ferma. The prototype was known as Ob'yekt 317. The 2S19's standard equipment consists of a semi-automatic laying system 1P22, an automatic loader, an NBC protection system, passive night vision device for the driver, a wading kit, a dozer blade, a smoke generator and 81mm smoke grenade launchers, 1V116 intercom system and a 16 kW generator AP-18D. In 2008 the Russian armed forces ordered an improved model with an automated fire control system.
Even more accurate, a better range, shooting slightly faster, more mobile, and way tougher it's kind of a waste of points actually than the 253M Akatsiya. Good but costs a lot more due to not so useful improvements. Better use more of the MSTA-S's prerequisite variants.