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Mortars M-160 in Syria

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Artillery support units of the Syrian army operating in the Deir-ez-Zor region, began to render mortars M-160, nicknamed "ruthless axes," reports Messenger of Mordovia.


Mortars M-160 in Syria


These 160-mm systems very rarely fall into the lenses of video and cameras, notes the author of the material Roman Katkov.

Mortars firing ammunition weighing 41 kg at a distance of more than 8 km. Their rate of fire - about 3-x shots per minute, the mass of M-160 - about 1,5 tons. Mortars are charged from the breech. Calculation - 7 people.

“Currently, in addition to Soviet-made ammunition, which are still available in Syrian warehouses, Iranian-made mines are also used when using these systems,” the author writes.



In his opinion, the involvement of M-160 mortars in the Deir ez-Zor region in the fighting would be a good help in the fight against terrorists in this sector of the front.
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 18 October 2017 11: 46 New
    +2
    very rarely get into the lenses of video and cameras

    Really the first time I see.
    Well, I wish them that the goals would end.
    1. iConst
      iConst 18 October 2017 14: 53 New
      0
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Really the first time I see

      The ancient thing.
  2. NIKNN
    NIKNN 18 October 2017 11: 48 New
    +4
    They had them in the warehouses, but there were no calculations, they already taught us to see ...
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 October 2017 11: 49 New
    +2
    “Currently, in addition to Soviet-made ammunition, which are still available in Syrian warehouses, Iranian-made mines are also used when using these systems,” the author writes.

    ... what weapons just do not exist in Syria! ... shoot from everything that can fill up the spirit ...
    1. svp67
      svp67 18 October 2017 11: 54 New
      +4
      Quote: aszzz888
      ... what weapons just do not exist in Syria! ... shoot from everything that can fill up the spirit ...

      And literally ... after his work, really solid rubble ....
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 18 October 2017 12: 03 New
        +7
        Such is the mortar - the weapon is simple, but terrible in its effectiveness.
  4. HEATHER
    HEATHER 18 October 2017 11: 51 New
    12
    Mortars of the second world. Affiget simply.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 18 October 2017 12: 21 New
      +4
      This machine gun was developed generally at the end of the First World War ...
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 18 October 2017 13: 21 New
        +5
        Quote: Spade
        This machine gun was developed generally at the end of the First World War ...

        Just for fun: the universal "Ma Deuce" depicted in the photo was developed in the early 30s of the last century.
        And during the WWII, his ancestor, Browning M1921, was developed:
  5. Coconut
    Coconut 18 October 2017 11: 51 New
    +2
    They were adopted by the Soviet Army in 1943 smile just then, when it was necessary to chop a large number of fascists ... that’s what they do in Syria bully
    1. svp67
      svp67 18 October 2017 11: 55 New
      +2
      Quote: Coco
      just when it was necessary to chop a large number of fascists ...

      Hurry to pull out of the shelters ... or bury them.
      1. ydjin
        ydjin 18 October 2017 12: 01 New
        0
        Well, good luck to the "spirits", to the paradise guria! fellow
    2. RUMA-A
      RUMA-A 18 October 2017 18: 58 New
      0
      Well, in pursuit of the howitzers D-30. Quite cope.
  6. Lopatov
    Lopatov 18 October 2017 12: 27 New
    +6
    Powerful thing. With a cheap mine. It’s a pity, they refused them from us.
    "Tulips" are few, moreover, their mines are often redundant.

    For the fighting in the city, they haven’t come up with anything better.
    1. badens1111
      badens1111 18 October 2017 14: 59 New
      +1
      Quote: Spade
      For the fighting in the city have not come up with anything better

      Yes, they were damn lacking in 1 and 2 companies in the Caucasus.
      240mm is small, and 120 did not always cope ..
    2. Alexander Petrov
      Alexander Petrov 19 October 2017 15: 45 New
      0
      And if you put a super self-propelled mortar on a T-55/62 armored vehicle,
  7. garnik
    garnik 18 October 2017 12: 56 New
    +2
    In general, a mortar is a worthwhile thing. You can’t hide from him, minus range.
  8. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 18 October 2017 13: 01 New
    +3
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