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M-240 mortar spotted in Syria

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In the composition of the column of the shock unit of the Syrian troops "Tigers", arrived in Damascus, noted the mortar M-240, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




In the opinion, the transfer of such a powerful weapons in the area of ​​Eastern Guta indicates that the Syrian army intends to begin the most decisive actions.

“Despite the fact that M-240 entered service in the early 50-s, it continues to be the most powerful towed mortar in the world. Having a mass in 4230 kg, the mortar can hit targets at the maximum distance in 9650 m. For this purpose, the high-explosive fragmentation mine 53-F-864 weighing 130,7 kg, equipped with 32 kg of explosive, is used, ”says the material.

The ammunition also includes an active-reactive mine, capable of hitting the enemy already at a distance of 19,3 km. It is about the 3О8 “Nerpa” ammunition with fragmentation combat elements. The weight of such mines - 230 kg, and the warhead - up to 112 kg. The lesion area reaches 1,4 hectares.

Combat crew is 11 people. Mortar rate of fire - one shot per minute. The Syrians use the autotrailer for its transportation.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 19 February 2018 13: 43
    +5
    What is there just .... A mortar is not bad, especially when breaking through fortifications.
    1. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 19 February 2018 13: 52
      +4
      Surely they sent for testing new mines, so say, on the texture.
      1. Leeds
        Leeds 19 February 2018 14: 15
        +8
        Soon the world community will be with bricks. For, Tigers with all their toys, including T-90, MSTA-B, etc. preparing for the sweeping of eastern Guta, a densely populated suburb of Damascus. Which would entail considerable costs in the destruction and loss of peace and not very residents of this, by the way, security zone or whatever they were called then.

        They will begin to crush from the East, quickly reducing its size, until they reach the city of Duma. And there is Jobar nearby. In general, a grand batch.
      2. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 20 February 2018 06: 48
        +2
        Quote: oldseaman1957
        Surely they sent for testing new mines, so say, on the texture

        What test? M-240 has long been with the Syrians, already, from Soviet times ...
      3. g1washntwn
        g1washntwn 20 February 2018 09: 29
        0
        3F5 "Daredevil" still mujahideen riddled, experienced warrior. Although there may be surprises, here is already some information:
        Combat complexes "Daredevil" and "Centimeter" modernize
        Details of the project have not been disclosed ...
    2. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 19 February 2018 16: 47
      +4
      They’ve been there for a long time. Something a bit late "noticed" ... Video published October 31, 2016
  2. Thrall
    Thrall 19 February 2018 13: 44
    +13
    Good such a barmaley utilizer
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 February 2018 13: 53
    +2
    Buried in the ground, you say ... Dig deeper.
  4. svp67
    svp67 19 February 2018 13: 56
    +2
    M-240 mortar spotted in Syria
    ONE, only ONE mortar, but someone is not lucky when they start to use it. Of all the "gaps" "barmalei" will run, even underground
    1. Sergey-8848
      Sergey-8848 19 February 2018 14: 33
      0
      There would be ammunition, then you can ruffle any enemy.
      Otherwise - as in the Kremlin (there is a gun, there are bullshit shells, and there was! - the willingness to use it all for its intended purpose).
      1. svp67
        svp67 19 February 2018 14: 46
        +1
        Quote: Sergey-8848
        There would be ammunition

        Judging by the photo, he has them ....
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 20 February 2018 10: 03
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      ONE, just ONE mortar,

      In fact, it was once mentioned that the Syrians had a solid M-240 battery ... that remained.
  5. Vladimir 5
    Vladimir 5 19 February 2018 13: 58
    0
    The Civil War needed primitive and powerful weapons, so immediately it was necessary to switch to the weapons of the 60s, so the warehouses should be unloaded from junk with benefit. Here and 120 mortars, howitzers 122 mm M30 and other good things in bulk ... Along with testing the latest, this is what happened. Syria will be insolvent for a long time, and therefore give outdated, but for fighting it is quite effective and more preferable due to the low level of service ...
    1. Non liberoid Russian
      Non liberoid Russian 19 February 2018 15: 25
      +1
      well, it’s just nobody will give it back ... it has long been stated that everything is done for the future, for the future, Gazprom and Rosneft are just waiting in the wings
  6. Romka47
    Romka47 19 February 2018 13: 59
    +2
    Serious machine! As I understand it in the self-propelled version is a "tulip"?
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 20 February 2018 10: 06
      +3
      Quote: Romka47
      in a self-propelled version is a "tulip"?

      Oh yes!
  7. MoJloT
    MoJloT 19 February 2018 14: 11
    +2
    The lesion area reaches 1,4 hectares

    Soviet scale, however!
  8. nivander
    nivander 19 February 2018 14: 25
    0
    Syrians and ZIS-2 successfully use
  9. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 19 February 2018 14: 37
    0
    How do they load ammunition ... Using a crane (so do not see it)? Or is it because 11 people are also calculated to push this 130kg mine there by common efforts?
    1. Falcond
      Falcond 19 February 2018 15: 09
      +7


      Something like this ...
      1. Vladimir 5
        Vladimir 5 19 February 2018 16: 55
        -1
        It’s time to mechanize, at least loading, even a small self-propelled loader for a warehouse is pushed into the trunk, pushing the skinny Arabs under 300 kg on the roller tables and the rate of fire will double ... This also applies to other Pions ...
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 21 February 2018 10: 17
          +1
          Quote: Vladimir 5
          It’s time to mechanize, at least loading, even a small self-propelled loader for a warehouse is pushed into the trunk, pushing the skinny Arabs under 300 kg on the roller tables, and the rate of fire will double ...

          300 kg is not there - a mine for the M-240 weighs 130 kg.
          If the customer pays, everything will be done. We do not have the USSR with fraternal assistance to developing countries that have firmly embarked on the path of socialism.
          The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation do not need such a loading device - we do not have an M-240, only a self-propelled 2C4, in which loading from the side of the machine is mechanized initially, and there is a crane for delivering ammunition on board.
    2. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 19 February 2018 15: 17
      0
      Large-caliber mortars are charged from the bottom. Not like guns, but somehow from the side there is arranged.
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 20 February 2018 10: 28
        +1
        Quote: Hagalaz
        Large-caliber mortars are charged from the bottom.

        Actually, the gunners call it the treasury! wink
    3. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 19 February 2018 16: 51
      +3
      Quote: Archivist Vasya
      The ammunition is how they load ... Using a crane (so do not see it)

      Here, by hand, with chirping and farting ...
      In the version of the self-propelled 2s4 "Tulip" crane is. A crane to charge from the ground, as well as an automatic machine from the combat station.
  10. Falcond
    Falcond 19 February 2018 14: 43
    +1
    There is such a profession - to notice in Syria!))

    It’s scary to imagine how a 230-pound mine is loaded into such a “fool”!
  11. Esoteric
    Esoteric 19 February 2018 14: 46
    +1
    And also in Syria, the S-400 complex was seen, which never fired. What is the use of such reports from Syria? When this mortar gouges something - write off ...
    1. Falcond
      Falcond 19 February 2018 15: 01
      0
      And if you enter “seen in Syria” in a search on VO ... then you will be surprised how much there has been noticed! Well this is a whole journalistic sect - commentators)
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 February 2018 16: 52
        0
        Quote: FalconD
        And if you enter “seen in Syria” in a search on VO ... then you will be surprised how much there has been noticed!

        The first news on VO (from those I found) about the use of the M-240 by the Syrians - from 2015 onwards. smile
  12. Zubr
    Zubr 19 February 2018 15: 08
    +1
    ETOGES what are these strengthened. Areas Syrians thought about storming, or decided to start a small atomic war ...? =)))
  13. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 19 February 2018 15: 29
    0
    good fly ....
  14. Slovak
    Slovak 19 February 2018 16: 55
    +1
    Will fly to the base of mattresses, I hope? They don’t want to voluntarily go home, so maybe it will work in bags?
  15. vasya.pupkin
    vasya.pupkin 20 February 2018 13: 08
    +1
    Quote: oldseaman1957
    Surely they sent for testing new mines, so say, on the texture.

    You can also test them in LDNR, this would be a good answer to Jewels.