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For the Arctic will build a twin self-propelled gun

To work in the Far North, a self-propelled artillery installation Magnolia is being created on the basis of the DT-30MP two-link snow and swamp-going vehicle, TASS reported, citing Lieutenant-General Nikolai Parshin, the chief of the Chief Rocket and Artillery Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

In 2017, the 30 rocket and artillery weapons, conducted over 50 research and development work. Now for the units and subunits deployed in the Far North, 120-millimeter self-propelled gun Magnolia and the Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system are being developed on the basis of an armored two-link tracked carrier
- said General Parshin at the training camp of the leadership of the logistics system of the RF Armed Forces.

For the Arctic will build a twin self-propelled gun

The Arctic "Torah" in white and gray camouflage showed at the Victory Parade in Moscow. On the "Magnolia" the military mentioned for the first time. Judging by the name, it will be a continuation of the famous "flower" series of Soviet artillery systems.

The Russian army already has an 120-millimeter SAU - this is an airborne 2C9 "Nona", which is in service with the Airborne Forces. Her gun can work as a cannon, howitzer and mortar, using a wide arsenal of high-explosive, cluster and thermobaric ammunition - including laser-guided Kitol-2 projectiles. Given the versatility, compactness and low weight of the gun mount, it’s most likely that it will appear on the Magnolia.

The DT-30MP two-link armored snow and swamp-going vehicle is an ideal vehicle for the Arctic. Wide tracks with little pressure on the ground do not allow the 30-ton machine to fall into the swamp, and the hydraulic coupling of the links allows you to “lift your head” and climb on the vertical walls. The letter P in the index of the machine means "floating": the speed of water movement 5 kilometers per hour, with the propeller installed - 15. An all-terrain vehicle can transport an 30-ton load without compromising all terrain and towing a trailer on a track.

In March, 2017, DT-30MP participated in an expedition organized by the Ministry of Defense for testing Arctic equipment and gear. First time in stories wheeled and tracked vehicles reached across the ice of the Laptev Sea to Kotelny Island, reports RG-Sil
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    HEATHER 24 November 2017 14: 54 New
    Good old Dashka. A chic car! Profanity
    1. askort154
      askort154 24 November 2017 15: 26 New
      HEATHER.....Good old Dashka. A chic car!

      This video should be played at NATO meetings. Their bellicose arrogance against Russia would decrease, definitely. And then we are used to European highways. Hitler also believed.
      1. HEATHER
        HEATHER 24 November 2017 15: 33 New
        They know. Even in the late 90s, the states and Canada tried to buy technology from us. It didn’t work out. Good everyone on the contract was drunk. The deal didn’t happen. Somewhere this video goes to the u-tube. videos to insert. It is likely that in the states are tracking our site. Too serious topics we drive.
        1. Slovak
          Slovak 24 November 2017 17: 11 New
          Have a drink? So after all, there is nothing to sign with mattresses on the site, which means the community will just want to fill their faces. Which, however, is natural and correct ...
      2. Dzungar
        Dzungar 24 November 2017 16: 55 New
        Just an all-terrain vehicle, what advantage can it show over NATO ...?
      3. Non liberoid Russian
        Non liberoid Russian 24 November 2017 17: 41 New
        Well, the first one was stunned by Russian autobahn Napoleon ... I am silent about the Poles and Ivan Susanin, there was generally darkness for the Psheks
    2. RASKAT
      RASKAT 24 November 2017 16: 26 New
      Put an old gun under a miserable 120 mm ammunition? Maybe I don’t understand something, maybe someone will explain to me? The 120A 2A51 cannon was designed for landing units, especially in order to be able to fire a wide range of 120 mm mines of all NATO countries in the environment, access to enemy warehouses, etc. What is a tool for in the Arctic? Isn't there a better gun? As for me, a module with a 122 mm gun would be more relevant, easier to use and maintain, and range is several kilometers longer. Or, in general, a 152 mm module of some kind could be developed with a range of 30 km, and possibly more.
      1. Non liberoid Russian
        Non liberoid Russian 24 November 2017 17: 42 New
        alaska sir))) and there are 120mm trophies
      2. Mih1974
        Mih1974 25 November 2017 20: 05 New
        Apparently, this is an incorrect interpretation, in fact, "non" is not art, but just a mortar, and there is no likelihood of a need for normal art in the Arctic. Therefore, it is written - art, but it will be a mortar for throwing (God forbid) the NATO troops)) good . The infantry will also have “nony” for the eyes, which would completely adapt the Arctic to the “Mstu” for brutal frosts - you won’t get any dough, but they will be made “about a dozen”.
        1. RASKAT
          RASKAT 25 November 2017 22: 23 New
          On the contrary, it seems to me that long-range systems are needed for the Arctic, because there are practically open places, tundra, no folds and relief, and range will play the maximum role. By the way, we have a pretty good module from the coastal complex Coast 130 mm. Although what kind of artillery is there in the Arctic, who will climb there in their mind? Drown a couple of supply ships with food and any army of the aggressor will freeze completely.
  2. Jedi
    Jedi 24 November 2017 15: 05 New
    Pleasing today's news on the Russian Arctic! good
      CHEST OF DRAWERS 24 November 2017 16: 51 New
      In spite of all difficulties (sanctions, etc.), there are innumerable natural resources and the Northern Sea Route, safe and short! Then everything will pay off handsomely ..
  3. NEXUS
    NEXUS 24 November 2017 15: 28 New
    The Arctic is greatly strengthened, given the construction as well, and the very fast icebreaker fleet. That's what life-giving oil does.
    1. Asthma
      Asthma 24 November 2017 15: 52 New
      a fight for resources is coming soon.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 24 November 2017 15: 43 New
    We are peaceful people and our armored train ... and let them try, then their industry will be inundated with orders for diapers, not small in such size and quantity.
    As I recall, than the Yankees of Georgian heroes benefited in 2008. the main thing in time is how ... in the common rzhaka - rzhaka laughing
  5. san4es
    san4es 24 November 2017 15: 50 New
    including laser-guided Kitolov-2 missiles.
  6. rosomaha
    rosomaha 24 November 2017 15: 55 New
    I think on DT put a gun from Phlox
  7. svp67
    svp67 24 November 2017 15: 55 New
    120 mm Magnolia self-propelled gun
    I agree with the author that this will obviously be the Arctic version of the “universal weapon”, but I think that they will take not Vienna as the basis, but Vienna.
  8. Dzungar
    Dzungar 24 November 2017 16: 53 New
    In the beginning, right after all, the triumph of the pogrom of Nature ....
  9. prodi
    prodi 24 November 2017 21: 02 New
    the tractor is too huge
  10. askme
    askme 25 November 2017 05: 25 New
    Well, what can I say .... A little more and there will be a complete set of equipment for the 14th Army of the Invasion of the New Model. At 15 km / h with a screw you can force the Bering Strait, if that .....
  11. Barbudo
    Barbudo 25 November 2017 21: 45 New
    Damn, the car is about thirty years old, and everyone is trying to give it out for know-how ..... Even in the 89th, in the area of ​​Baydaratskaya, her lips were cut into such ....
    1. askme
      askme 26 November 2017 05: 47 New
      See the topic name. On the "Magnolia" you could not dissect. On the “Torah” on the basis of Vityaz - too. And this is a different technique and the purpose of the technique is also different. The chassis is one thing, and the payload is the payload, it is in it the know-how that is and is about.