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M-240 mortars are used in Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian Army uses mortars of Soviet-made M-240 to destroy militants in Eastern Ghouta, reports blog Yuri Lyamina.

Rare shots have appeared on the Internet, depicting the work of the Syrian Army’s 240-mm towed M-240 mortars.

Photos and videos with the remnants of 240-mm mines regularly appear from Syria, but the footage of the direct work of mortars is a rarity, the expert writes.

“In this case, the frames were taken close up and therefore the dimensions of the mortar itself and mines to it against the background of the calculation and the truck are very clearly visible,” he notes.

Recall, the task for developing the M-240 mortar was issued to the Main Artillery Directorate (GAU) in 1944, the mortar was developed in the design bureau under the direction of B.I. Shavyrin. Tests were performed in 1944-1945 and then in 1947-1949.

In 1950, the mortar was put into service, mass production was started in 1951, at plant No. 75 (now Yurginsky machine-building plant) in the city of Yurga, Kemerovo region.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 14 March 2018 12: 43
    This device is for the destruction of objects in fortified areas. It came in handy however.
    1. RASKAT
      RASKAT 14 March 2018 12: 56
      But what to be ashamed of is that in war all means are good. 130 kilogram mine and 32 kilogram spent, a powerful argument in negotiations with the militants. Yes, and this is at hand for us, we get rid of junk, otherwise we would have disposed of them at landfills. And so come in handy. good
    2. Andrey K
      Andrey K 14 March 2018 13: 03
      Nikki Haley suddenly has a menopause of the brain. How many hysteria in the Security Council, threatened, and all the dogs down the drain.
      Hello to her from East Guta wink
    KVU-NSVD 14 March 2018 12: 45
    Real shaitan machine. I really do not want to fall under its shelling .. It will reach both in the ravine and beyond the mountain ... and there will be little chance of survival ..
    1. Yura Yakovlev
      Yura Yakovlev 14 March 2018 14: 36
      And the accuracy is very good. The dispersion is 80 cm, and the funnel is 1.5 meters. In the funnel from the following shots only the ignorant will hide.
  3. Zubr
    Zubr 14 March 2018 12: 51
    Bunkers and underground passages decided to lime most likely. The caliber is not joking.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 14 March 2018 13: 14
      Big Badabum mmm! With an exact hit, much can be destroyed ...
      It does not seem like this is a modernized system, but it’s a pity, it would be necessary to check it and see if it is effective!
      1. Zubr
        Zubr 14 March 2018 13: 27
        Well, we have such self-propelled monsters. It’s interesting if our Dinosaur-like Transformers and Capacitors were in storage, they probably would have fought there too = =)))
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 14 March 2018 13: 57
          The war is such a lot of static, inactive confrontation.
          If you recall what Bosch art monsters used for a siege !!!
          There were monster-like designs! and a tulip, a perfectly transportable system ... and there probably must have been min left in warehouses, the operation is disposal, and even drive the barmalei, to pick out from the cracks, it’s quite normal!
          1. Zubr
            Zubr 14 March 2018 14: 32
            There was a case of application in Grozny in the second company, where all human rights activists howled. And the barmalei thought that the atomic war had begun. Well, I think that there will be no shortage of ammunition, God forbid.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 14 March 2018 14: 52
              The main thing is that they themselves calculated the instructions, followed the instructions! They were not written for the red words.
              Neater, more thoroughly necessary guys.
  4. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 14 March 2018 12: 55
    Looks like the decision was made not to spend high-precision ammunition against rat holes and adits of barmalei. Such a caliber as this mortar will get anyone out of the ground. In the literal and figurative senses)))
  5. Pacifist
    Pacifist 14 March 2018 13: 00
    Something I did not understand what the second photo has to do with this mortar. In the second frame, there is a clear homemade one from the category of what barmalei construct in basements. Welding, the quality of stabilizers, etc. The first clearly shows normal mines.
    1. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 14 March 2018 13: 47
      Apparently, this is not a mistake. It seems that in the second photo, the shank from an active-reactive high-explosive mine 3F2, which is used for firing from this mortar. Its firing range is up to 19 km.

      It is also used from 2C4 Tulip.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 14 March 2018 13: 59
        Mozh did not explode, i.e. and such a disposal option?
        Sappers then have to tinker!
      2. Pacifist
        Pacifist 14 March 2018 14: 09
        The quality of workmanship confuses. 3F2 is painted, the joints are rolled, and there is some dubious quality weld along the body and a rusty shank, obviously from improvised junk. CAA does not use it. At least never anywhere of such quality did their ammunition light up.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 14 March 2018 14: 55
          Can and so. What they just do not apply. From old stocks, from warehouses of improper storage ... so, an assumption.
      3. san4es
        san4es 14 March 2018 19: 31
        Quote: x.andvlad
        Apparently, this is not a mistake ...

        ... For the quality, sorry - my hands were shaking (at the operator):

        Oct 2016 year
  6. Guru
    Guru 14 March 2018 13: 11
    Quote: Pacifist
    Something I did not understand what the second photo has to do with this mortar. In the second frame, there is a clear homemade one from the category of what barmalei construct in basements. Welding, the quality of stabilizers, etc. The first clearly shows normal mines.

    Aha wink and marked, well, how are they (Barmalei) without labeling then. laughing
    and welding and stabilizers, so after 30 kg of pure death, and not so uproot.
  7. donavi49
    donavi49 14 March 2018 13: 27
    By the way, in Guta, Osu was repelled back. She was captured in 2014 and then shot the entire ammunition. For example, the defeat of the Mi-8. There were several successful destruction. And even rumors that the women themselves blew her up as a suicide bomber. But as you can see, it survived until liberation.

  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 14 March 2018 13: 29
    This is what Ghouta needs right now. Still, a mine controlled, so as not to ruin everything in bulk ... but they say it shoots very closely.
  9. gukoyan
    gukoyan 14 March 2018 14: 08
    Old man, but fries like a young one)
  10. Firework
    Firework 14 March 2018 14: 14
    this is power, fortifications can just blow away!
  11. Zomanus
    Zomanus 14 March 2018 14: 52
    Figs there are "pigs". I think that there is a massive disposal from our warehouses.
    That would not in vain destroy the fruits of the labor of our military-industrial complex.