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In Syria, a growing number of guns mounted on Russian cars

The Syrian army is showing increased interest in 57-mm quick-fire guns. One should only recall the twin anti-aircraft self-propelled gun ZSU-57-2, made on the chassis of the average Soviet tank T-54, which for its power received the nickname "infernal thresher", writes Messenger of Mordovia.

In Syria, a growing number of guns mounted on Russian cars

Another 57-mm tool used in the Syrian theater of operations is the “half” of this very “infernal thresher” - the C-60 towed anti-aircraft gun.

“However, now in reports from Syria it is increasingly possible to see these guns mounted on various military vehicles, including the Russian Ural-4320,” notes the author Roman Katkov.

Today, self-propelled wheeled vehicles are successfully used to destroy enemy personnel and armored vehicles in battles near Deir ez-Zor.

According to military expert Yuri Lyamin, “the Syrian army was armed with a significant number of C-60 guns. Therefore, it is not surprising that they are being actively used at present. ”

The gun can hit targets at a range of 6 km, while the speed of an almost 3-kilogram projectile reaches 1000 m / s.

The increase in the number of such wheeled self-propelled guns was facilitated by the fact that from Russia to Syria they began to supply more military trucks that are well suited for the installation of these 57-mm guns,
The expert explained.
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 17 October 2017 12: 28 New
    So I do not quite understand.
    Is it from the fact that “fish without fish and cancer” or the very concept of using such a design is quite successful for itself?
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 17 October 2017 12: 29 New
      There is both. 57-mm guns have proven their worth, and installation on a truck increases mobility and, as a result, the survivability of such "carts".
      1. crazyrom
        crazyrom 17 October 2017 19: 06 New
        Anti-aircraft guns generally have a high density of fire and power, because the aircraft fly quickly and rassusolivat once. And quickly and powerfully shooting at the ground is also convenient. Even the Nazis during the Second World War began to use their 88mm anti-aircraft guns on the ground, it was the only weapon that pierced I do not remember which tank we had (maybe the IC).
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 17 October 2017 20: 12 New
          That's right, it was. It was the anti-aircraft gun flak 88 that the Germans armed the Tiger tank with. But in this case we are still talking about automatic guns. hi
        2. misti1973
          misti1973 17 October 2017 22: 52 New
          But this is not due to the rate of fire. This is due to long barrels and a very powerful powder charge. And there is a nuance: an anti-aircraft gun has a projectile with a fuse that can be installed at a certain distance. You’ll install such a bigger one and there will be a blank. And a blank with such a powder charge can destroy a tower of a tank! But this is a different scenario: ours merges what was deposited in the "conservation" warehouses. You can’t sell it to anyone, and you don’t need it in a modern high-tech war. So they found a use! Anything is better than naughty with these Caliber on these freaks.
    2. MaksoMelan
      MaksoMelan 17 October 2017 12: 41 New
      What do you need? If you can come cheaply and angrily.
    3. Mih1974
      Mih1974 17 October 2017 18: 30 New
      What does it mean for lack of fish, this is its own segment on the front end, especially on such a theater as Syria, where the desert is all around. While there is no front line with good artillery saturation (and often this is simply unrealistic) and the lack of round-the-clock air defense is just what you need to cut or “push to the ground” the enemy who suddenly attacked. And it’s more convenient to destroy suicide bombers on mobile phones. Full video like even an experienced ATGM fails to hit a live bomb rushing over 100 km / h, and tanks often just fail to start up. And here one shell may be enough, even if not destroy, but at least stop or slow down the jihad mob and slow it down.
  2. san4es
    san4es 17 October 2017 12: 32 New
    In Syria, the number of rapid-firing guns is growing

    ...from all sides am
  3. weksha50
    weksha50 17 October 2017 12: 36 New
    That's normal in the photo - the fence is like a parapet ... He drove up, shot himself and quickly fell down, left ...
    Livonets says that “fishlessness and cancer are fish” ... No, the barmalei helped to understand that the concept of jihad mobile is quite well suited for such hostilities ... Only the barmalei have no such power on their “carts” , like the Syrians in this case with 57-kami ...
  4. MaksoMelan
    MaksoMelan 17 October 2017 12: 39 New
    Is it possible for them to fight with tanks at such ditstations? The armor-piercing version or the camouflage version (the analogue of 2kg WWII camouflage bombs dropped by IL2 on Wehrmacht tanks), with mounted fire so that it hits the roof! Or will accuracy be worthless? Surely it will be cheaper than spending ATGM?
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 17 October 2017 13: 07 New
      Definitely possible ... With tanks from the Second World War. Then by the way they did.
      1. MaksoMelan
        MaksoMelan 18 October 2017 00: 09 New
        But what about the leopards destroyed almost from the groats? Machine guns in the stern where ammunition. I don’t know what armor there is from above, but it seems to me less than the Soviet tower’s roof. And if there are landmines then the khan of the tank. Or is it all fairy tales?
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 18 October 2017 08: 28 New
          Well, it’s still necessary that this leopard stern turns to you - it’s only in the city.
          Top of the roof of course you can, but it’s necessary to put a gun on the plane. And on a hinged trajectory, firstly, do not aim or hit, and secondly, it is not a fact that the projectile will retain its energy after a long flight. Well, in general, the standard shell for this anti-aircraft gun is high-explosive fragmentation.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 October 2017 12: 42 New
    ... 57th is a cannon for all guns ... good we should put on stream, such a “technique” on more advanced machines ... and they will diverge like hot cakes ...
  6. Horst78
    Horst78 17 October 2017 12: 55 New
    This "Ours" in practice of modern combat test the concept of 57mm. automatic module on a combat vehicle. lol
  7. Skay
    Skay 17 October 2017 13: 12 New
    Uralgan is the Syrian response to toyotagan.
  8. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 17 October 2017 14: 19 New
    57-2 is good of course ... the infantry and light vehicles are a nightmare, although such a MBT will take on board.
  9. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 17 October 2017 23: 08 New
    from Russia to Syria began to supply more

    and if you put a small gun on the Lada? Lada export will increase immediately ...
    I always suspected that not for good our Lada thought ... oh, not good!
  10. Bosch
    Bosch 18 October 2017 16: 33 New
    In the war, everything will come in handy, just mow more barmaleys.