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Anti-tank "Rapiers" spotted in Syria for the first time

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The Syrian army is armed with 100-mm anti-tank gun "Rapier." These guns were seen during the fighting in the North Hama region, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




Earlier, many Western analysts assumed that the Syrian Arab Army had a similar weaponsHowever, for all the time of the war, the MT-12 "Rapier" never got into the camera lenses.

However, recent images on the Internet confirm that the Syrians have some of these guns.

“Rapiers”, although they are anti-tank, due to their accuracy can perform a whole range of tasks - “to destroy various targets with direct fire, from manpower to enemy fortifications, at ranges to 8 200 meters,” the author writes.

The guns have high accuracy and decent rate of fire - a well-prepared calculation can perform up to 10 rounds per minute.

Unfortunately, during the last battles, one of the MT-12 was captured by the militants along with the ZIL-131 tractor.

Currently, the Rapier cannon continues to be in service with more than a dozen states, including Russia.

MT-12 in Patriot Park.
Photos used:
https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq, https://ru.wikipedia.org
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 19 December 2017 13: 17 New
    +5
    a vigorous weapon, just dugouts and jihad mobiles to suppress ...
    1. Vard
      Vard 19 December 2017 13: 18 New
      +2
      And what is especially pleasing ... From afar ..
      1. svp67
        svp67 19 December 2017 16: 17 New
        +2
        Quote: Shura Perm
        a single weapon, just dugouts and jihad mobiles to suppress ...

        Quote: Vard
        And what is especially pleasing ... From afar ..

        And in the light of the war that is going on in Syria, and in the light of their traditions, I expect him to soon appear on the "hump" of a truck, for great mobility ...
  2. Coconut
    Coconut 19 December 2017 13: 17 New
    +3
    "Rapier" ..Another Soviet weapon acts only against heavy armored vehicles ..cover group of 5 people. what for it in Syria ... question request
    1. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 19 December 2017 13: 25 New
      +6
      Quote: Coco
      "Rapier" ..Another Soviet weapon acts only against heavy armored vehicles ..cover group of 5 people. what for it in Syria ... question

      probably from the fact that the Ishilovites have tanks.
      1. Vard
        Vard 19 December 2017 13: 32 New
        +3
        How is it ... High-explosive-fragmentation can apply the same ... So in terms of manpower just right ...
    2. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 19 December 2017 13: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: Coco
      acts only against heavy armored vehicles ..

      Not only, dear.
      High-explosive fragmentation shells are also used in the ammunition of this gun for the destruction of manpower and lightly armored equipment and enemy shelters. Given that the direct range of this gun is 2500 meters, this is a very good means of suppressing and destroying fire weapons.
      In addition, provided for and shots with guided anti-tank missiles.
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 19 December 2017 13: 57 New
      +7
      Quote: Coco
      "Rapier" ..Another Soviet weapon acts only against heavy armored vehicles ..cover group of 5 people. what for it in Syria ... question

      EMNIP, in both Chechen wars, the MT-12 was used as an assault gun - for direct fire outside the effective range of the gunner. A kind of "megasniper". smile
      1. x.andvlad
        x.andvlad 19 December 2017 15: 57 New
        +2
        I agree. The MT-12 is, in a sense, a 100 mm caliber sniper weapon with a firing range of 2500 m (and with the use of the Kastet guided weapon system, up to 5000 m).
        So with proper use, it has not yet lost its relevance.
    4. Rakti-kali
      Rakti-kali 20 December 2017 01: 05 New
      0
      Quote: Coco
      "Rapier" ..Another Soviet weapon acts only against heavy armored vehicles ..cover group of 5 people. what for it in Syria ... question

      Good 100mm sniper rifle. winked
  3. HEATHER
    HEATHER 19 December 2017 13: 20 New
    10
    Laughing with her is not necessary.
  4. san4es
    san4es 19 December 2017 13: 25 New
    +7
    Rapiers, although anti-tank, can perform a range of tasks because of their accuracy.
    soldier
  5. Lesorub
    Lesorub 19 December 2017 13: 28 New
    +5
    The Rapier is a really great tool! But how do the Syrians manage (with their experience in warfare) to "give" serviceable samples of military equipment ?? !!
    Unfortunately, during the last battles, one of the MT-12 was captured by the militants along with the ZIL-131 tractor.
    1. Anyone
      Anyone 19 December 2017 13: 38 New
      +3
      So 90% of all weapons and 100% of armored vehicles were “donated” to the ISIS, Nusra and the Free Syrian Army by the generous warriors of the Syrian Arab army. Most of them act in case of danger according to one scenario: to drop equipment and weapons and topple away.
  6. evil partisan
    evil partisan 19 December 2017 13: 41 New
    +3
    MT-12 helped put out a fire in a gas well:
    https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=1122543#/video/h
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  7. signifera
    signifera 19 December 2017 14: 50 New
    +2
    "Unfortunately, during the recent battles, one of the MT-12s was captured by militants along with the ZiL-131 tractor."
    What the Syrians do not give, all p .... Either stupidly merge, or sell ...
  8. 72jora72
    72jora72 19 December 2017 16: 03 New
    +4
    Quote: Coco
    "Rapier" ..Another Soviet weapon acts only against heavy armored vehicles ..cover group of 5 people. what for it is in Syria ... question request
    We perfectly used it to destroy the Ukrov fortifications, by the way they beat us with direct fire.
  9. alien308
    alien308 19 December 2017 21: 37 New
    +1
    And how is it with the stability of the trunk? And I have a suspicion that after the shooting they don’t clean the barrel properly. The gun for 20 shots will work.
    1. Vadim Kurbatov
      Vadim Kurbatov 20 December 2017 03: 53 New
      0
      It depends on who the guns are, if the Syrians, then yes they can clean it once a week, if not less
  10. Valery Saitov
    Valery Saitov 20 December 2017 08: 46 New
    0
    Unfortunately, during the last battles, one of the MT-12 was captured by militants along with the ZiL-131 tractor.)))
    It shoots at more than 8000 m and a rate of 10 shots per minute, and now the question is: how could the barmalei capture? Or, as always, gouging or venality.
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 20 December 2017 11: 11 New
    0
    The contraption shoots well ... only in Syria (it seems to me) it is more necessary than the D-30 122mm ... it will break through everything that is needed and more universal.
    1. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 20 December 2017 22: 15 New
      +4
      The guns are different, and for different tasks.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 19 New
        0
        I’m writing about this .. that there are no problems for Rapier. And with all the armored vehicles there, the Kum shell 122 mm will do just fine. And their sights are the same, and the HE projectile is much more powerful and it is better to fire with a PDO
        1. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General 20 December 2017 22: 26 New
          +4
          And in the desert, where is the plain? There is no closed OP, except to dig in))
          There is work for Rapira there.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 31 New
            0
            There, but Rapira has no advantages. Even a minus in the absence of circular fire ..
            1. Pancir026
              Pancir026 20 December 2017 22: 35 New
              +1
              Quote: Zaurbek
              but Rapiers have no advantages. Even a minus in the absence of circular fire ..

              Something I would not want to fall under the fire of the PTAB under any conditions.
              And at the expense of circular shelling ... it all depends on the ability of the commander to use his battery in the terrain so that it would not be crushed from the rear. Plus infantry cover is not from the grief-warrior. That after the first shot they wave their underpants ...
              In conflicts in the Czech Republic this weapon was used successfully and a sniper with a great effect.
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 39 New
                0
                I turned it during my student days ... But it shoots powerfully, its charge is the most powerful after a 125mm tank gun.
              2. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 41 New
                0
                And she and the D-30 have already been removed from service. There is no light 152mm (like the NATO members) and there is a smooth-bore 125mm SPRUT on the D-30 carriage (with circular rotation)
                1. Pancir026
                  Pancir026 20 December 2017 22: 50 New
                  0
                  What makes you think that the MT12 was removed from service if it is listed in the states almost half a hundred units?
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 53 New
                    0
                    Well, if they are removed from service, then they will not be thrown out ... they will develop a resource and the entire unit will be re-equipped with SPRUT or ATGM Cornet, for example.
                    It is out of date as soon as the Leo2 and Abrams tanks of the first series appeared
                    1. Pancir026
                      Pancir026 20 December 2017 23: 29 New
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                      Quote: Zaurbek
                      It is out of date as soon as the Leo2 and Abrams tanks of the first series appeared

                      I would not rush to the assertion that it is completely out of date. We look at new BBMs, in addition to tanks, ATGMs do not get enough of all this herd to be converted into scrap metal.
                      They wrote that both Tulip and Peony were "outdated" and not needed, but everything was far from the case.
                      1. Zaurbek
                        Zaurbek 20 December 2017 23: 35 New
                        0
                        Do not confuse the howitzer and the PT gun ... The MT-12 hit the BPS in Leo2 from 1-1,5 km and this is taking into account the fact that you have optics and a range finder. those. on the 1st time. And after the first shot you are unmasked and Kum's fragmentation or HE shell flies towards you. And the tank can do it with 3km from the first shot ....
  12. roofing hedgehog
    roofing hedgehog 20 December 2017 13: 06 New
    +1
    I saw and even felt with my hands a target (1,5 by 1.2 meters.) from a set of sheets of steel (10 * 20mm.) stitched approximately in the center after falling from a rapier .. range of about 4 km.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 19 New
      0
      And we shot 1 km in a bucket ... the regiment was aiming, really.
  13. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 20 December 2017 22: 14 New
    +5
    Good machine. Although defenseless without cover. But definitely good.
    It’s useful in Syria, there are enough desert plains there, like a flat table.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 21 New
      0
      Their main problem is the lack of modern IR optics and modern BOPs ... as well as 1400 m / s and is very accurate and 3 tons in weight.
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 20 December 2017 22: 55 New
      0
      if it is in a standard trench then it is practically invisible. trunk above the ground 15 cm