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India modernizes Soviet 130 mm cannon M-46

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According to Defense Aerospace, the Council of Indian Artillery Plants, subordinate to the Indian Ministry of Defense, has decided to modernize Soviet towed M-46 cannons of caliber 130 millimeters.
India modernizes Soviet 130 mm cannon M-46



Towed guns M-46 produced from 1948 th to 1971 year for the Armed Forces of the USSR and actively exported. In addition to India, such weapons are still in service with almost 40 countries of the world. The length of the M-46 is 11,1 meters with a barrel length 7,2 meters, width - 2,5 meters, and height - 2,6 meters.

The gun is equipped with a double-wall gun with a hydropneumatic recoil brake. The barrel of the gun has elevation angles from minus 2,5 to 45 degrees and rotation angles from minus 25 to 25 degrees. M-46 can conduct aimed fire at targets at a distance of 27,5 kilometers.

As part of the modernization of the Indian cannon, it is planned to replace the muzzle brake, breech, and also to finalize the recoil device. In addition, instead of the standard barrel millimeter 130 caliber, the developers will install a new caliber 155 millimeters. As a result of the upgrade, the firing range of the M-46 will increase to 36 kilometers.

Currently, India is armed with about 300 M-46 guns. All of them will be upgraded, reports portal "N + 1"
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  1. Doliva63
    Doliva63 23 March 2018 16: 27
    +10
    The other barrel is another gun, isn't it?
    1. san4es
      san4es 23 March 2018 16: 33
      +4
      Quote: Doliva63
      Another barrel - another gun,?

      Upgraded 155-mm gun M-46 Indian aircraft
      hi ... India - 1994 - is in service. In addition to the cannon, the Katapult self-propelled guns with the M-46 cannon on the chassis of the Vijayant tank are also in service.
      - 2001 - India entered into a contract with the Israeli company Soltam for the modernization of 180 M-46 guns with the re-equipment of 155 mm barrels. Later, the agreement was expanded to 500 guns.
      - 2013 January 18 - The Indian Ministry of Defense announced plans to purchase 400 modernized towed M-46 cannons. The cannon modernization project was prepared by the Ministry of Defense in cooperation with Indian companies Tata, Larsen & Toubro and Bharat Forge. modernization involves replacing the barrel with a 155 mm barrel with a length of 45 calibers. The cannons will be modernized in India. Supposedly the contractor will be Tata and the work with the guns will be carried out at the plant in Bangalore. According to media reports, the Indian Armed Forces are now armed with 2200 M-46 guns.
      Arjun Catapult self-propelled gun with the M-46 gun as an artillery unit. Exhibition DefExpo-214, India, 06.02.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX (http://defenceforumindia.com/).
  2. inkass_98
    inkass_98 23 March 2018 16: 29
    +7
    And what ultimately remains of the M-46 - bed? This is not modernization, but the manufacture of a new tool.
    1. Borik
      Borik 23 March 2018 16: 38
      +3
      This is what comes out, they can’t even design a carriage.
      1. 210ox
        210ox 23 March 2018 17: 16
        +1
        Yes, they all can ... Zarathustra, that is, gouging does not allow ..
        Quote: Borik
        This is what comes out, they can’t even design a carriage.
      2. gippernano
        gippernano 23 March 2018 17: 21
        +3
        But the T-50 (su-57) is not cool enough for them. And they sell shitty tea (scum
        1. aws4
          aws4 24 March 2018 00: 41
          +1
          no, it’s our comrades who buy from them shitty stale and essentially missing tea that they haven’t sold out and they are very happy about it ... so they have nothing to do with it
      3. Lopatov
        Lopatov 23 March 2018 17: 47
        +4
        Quote: Borik
        This is what comes out, they can’t even design a carriage.

        Why design it, if it already exists?
  3. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 23 March 2018 16: 34
    +2
    It is interesting to see how the charging process takes place ..)))
    I hope they will not decorate it with flowers in the process of "modernization"?
    1. 210ox
      210ox 23 March 2018 17: 17
      +3
      R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№ hi Watch the video about the dances of the Indian gun crew .. By the way, the gun there is valid ..
      Quote: MIKHAN
      It is interesting to see how the charging process takes place ..)))
      I hope they will not decorate it with flowers in the process of "modernization"?
      1. solzh
        solzh 23 March 2018 17: 40
        +8
        You mean a video called "Dancing Kinky Guys Around the Gun"?
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 23 March 2018 17: 48
          +2
          Do you think breaking dried bricks is better?
          1. Paranoid50
            Paranoid50 23 March 2018 23: 52
            +1
            Quote: Spade
            Think breaking dried bricks is better?

            Hairpin from the God of War. laughing hi The second news in two days about the M-46. Yesterday was from Egypt.
        2. 210ox
          210ox 23 March 2018 17: 56
          +1
          I want to say the following ... They have their own military traditions and rituals. And none of them are perverts. They are military. By the way, they shoot quite accurately.
          Quote: solzh
          You mean a video called "Dancing Kinky Guys Around the Gun"?
          1. icy
            icy 23 March 2018 18: 39
            0
            In 1981, he ended up in the same compartment with 3 specialists - testers from the plant, in the design bureau of which all guns with the letter "M" were developed. To my question: “Is it true that their guns shoot 18 km?”, One of them received the answer: “I’ll put a blank in a bucket from the first shot”.
            1. Hiller
              Hiller 23 March 2018 21: 03
              0
              In the Kuril Islands such ATCs dragged ... thing! But .. today and UAVs and battery notch stations ... so the problem with mobility translates into a problem with survivability ..
        3. Zefr
          Zefr 23 March 2018 19: 23
          +3
          Of course, the dog knows him, but it seems to me that such poses and movements are vestiges from the training of warriors equipped with knives and a shield. Everything is pressed against the body when moving. Why stomp like that is not clear. Maybe this is a technique for moving around the jungle with snakes.
          1. abrakadabre
            abrakadabre 23 March 2018 22: 09
            +1
            but it seems to me that such poses and movements are vestiges from the training of warriors equipped with knives and a shield.
            The entire combat drill in the army is the legacy of the training of the pikiner infantry. Another thing is that there is an educational kernel in it now. Therefore, it does not die.
        4. d1975
          d1975 23 March 2018 22: 27
          +2
          How many times I look, so many times and funny, in a word clowns!)))))
      2. san4es
        san4es 23 March 2018 17: 51
        +3
        Quote: 210ox
        ... video about the dances of the Indian gun crew ...

        hi ... That, the show was ... Usually, just fussing wassat
        ... the gun there is a test ..

        ... made in USA - M777, 155 mm.
        1. 210ox
          210ox 23 March 2018 18: 12
          +1
          I thought it was a sinful thing that the Indians developed it. But all the same, it’s an interesting tool, even if it’s Amerz.
          Quote: san4es
          Quote: 210ox
          ... video about the dances of the Indian gun crew ...

          hi ... That, the show was ... Usually, just fussing wassat
          ... the gun there is a test ..

          ... made in USA - M777, 155 mm.
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 23 March 2018 16: 38
    +1
    Maybe it’s not necessary, otherwise they will make horror with a local calorie good! fool
    1. san4es
      san4es 23 March 2018 17: 37
      +1
      Quote: Herkulesich
      ... with local flavor! fool

      yes ... But fun fellow :
  5. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 23 March 2018 16: 39
    +9
    But it was not easier to immediately buy the NATO 155mm standard guns. Is such a "modernization" easier and cheaper? After all, in fact, everything is redone, except for the sight, the base and the anti-shatter shield, and besides, it is still not clear what will come of this hybrid - unpredictable “diseases” may come up over time ... In short, a very controversial decision ..
    1. tanit
      tanit 23 March 2018 16: 51
      0
      And what is this? No, well, corruption is only in Russia, yeah. laughing Lobbyism he is only in the United States, so for sure. laughing And you do not consider Hindus people? belay
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 23 March 2018 16: 57
        +3
        Quote: tanit
        And what is this? No, well, corruption is only in Russia, yeah. laughing Lobbyism he is only in the United States, so for sure. laughing And you do not consider Hindus people? belay

        Well, with regard to corruption, the Indians are quite in the forefront ... But still, it would be interesting to compare the cost of remaking such an instrument and a new caliber and generally hear the arguments of people who made the decision about such an alteration (even the language does not turn out to be called modernization). .
        1. tanit
          tanit 23 March 2018 17: 00
          0
          Why there ... Who are we? Indians !!! What should we have? Only Indian !!! Well, another Arjuna will be released. Not, but what, there is a tank, now there will also be a gun. lol
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 23 March 2018 18: 17
            +1
            Quote: tanit
            Not, but what, there is a tank, now there will also be a gun.

            Already there, "Dhanush." In fact, it is better than any Russian towed gun, we simply have no analogues with this level of automation.
            And they also upgrade them to the level of ATAGS
            1. tanit
              tanit 23 March 2018 18: 19
              0
              So what is the meaning of "dance with elephants" then?
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 23 March 2018 18: 23
                +3
                There are guns, apparently there are no trunks to them. They do not see much point in cutting them into needles in India. They will re-install, put in electronics, and an excellent weapon will come out for the mobilization reserve.
                1. tanit
                  tanit 23 March 2018 18: 25
                  +1
                  I agree. But, will not all this be a new weapon?
                  1. Lopatov
                    Lopatov 23 March 2018 18: 27
                    +2
                    In fact, yes, it will be a new weapon.
                    1. tanit
                      tanit 23 March 2018 18: 29
                      0
                      Well, what is the modernization of something? What is the meaning of the title of the article? request
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 23 March 2018 18: 06
      +1
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      But it was not easier to immediately buy the NATO 155mm standard guns.

      And they are buying, and very actively. 410 Swedish FH77B (they are also being upgraded now), 145 British-American M777. There is its own development program for modern towed howitzers ATAGS, using the findings from the Swedes, Israelis and Americans.
  6. Yura Yakovlev
    Yura Yakovlev 23 March 2018 16: 51
    +1
    "According to media reports, the Indian Armed Forces are currently armed with 2200 M-46 cannons."
    Involuntarily pride arises for the USSR. What kind of military-technical potential did our state have?
    1. tanit
      tanit 23 March 2018 18: 09
      0
      "Currently, about 300 M-46 guns are in service with India. All of them will undergo modernization, the N + 1 portal reports."
      Yes, no matter how
      Quote: Yura Yakovlev
      According to media reports, the Indian Armed Forces are currently armed with 2200 M-46 cannons. "
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 23 March 2018 18: 19
        +1
        Quote: tanit
        Yes, no matter how

        The trunks were shot. And nowhere to buy. Neither the Chinese nor the Iranians dependent on them will certainly sell.
        1. tanit
          tanit 23 March 2018 18: 22
          +1
          So after all, neither the Indians themselves will succeed. Who is the supplier? Who risks sharing technology? The article is not a word. request
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 23 March 2018 18: 25
            +1
            Quote: tanit
            Who is the supplier? Who risks sharing technology?

            Everyone shared. Bofos, Americans, Israelis. Here, apparently, is Israel.
            1. tanit
              tanit 23 March 2018 18: 28
              +1
              That is, the Indian metal (and I’m not sure), the Bofors guns, will be made in Israel. Well, what does the modernization of the Soviet weapon have to do with it? I don’t jerk, I just did not understand the meaning of the title of the article.
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 23 March 2018 18: 35
                +1
                Quote: tanit
                Well, what does the modernization of the Soviet weapon have to do with it?

                There is no modernization here.
                1. tanit
                  tanit 23 March 2018 18: 41
                  +1
                  And again, I agree. Although ... In their patriotic films, Indians are accustomed to the look and image of their technique ... Always defeating enemies. The appearance is preserved, on the screen the difference in calibers is not visible .. But I don’t see normal reasons for remaking 300 towed guns.
                  1. Lopatov
                    Lopatov 23 March 2018 20: 57
                    +1
                    Quote: tanit
                    And I don’t see normal reasons for remaking 300 towed guns.

                    Money.
                    It is much cheaper than new guns.
  7. Bullba
    Bullba 23 March 2018 16: 55
    0
    Quote: MIKHAN
    It is interesting to see how the charging process takes place ..)))
    I hope they will not decorate it with flowers in the process of "modernization"?

    https://youtu.be/ZN7d0Y146Ts
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 23 March 2018 20: 48
      +2
      Your video does not work ..! But the Indians I associate with this old song yet .. hehe

      Gouging they are all the same ..)))) And preoccupied, and this is a problem in military affairs!
  8. svp67
    svp67 23 March 2018 17: 02
    +2
    As part of the modernization, it is planned to replace the muzzle brake and breech on an Indian gun, as well as modify the recoil device. In addition, instead of a standard barrel caliber of 130 millimeters, developers will install a new caliber of 155 millimeters.
    That is, they change the whole swinging part ... They get a NEW gun and, as I understand it, NEW shells for it.
    1. tanit
      tanit 23 March 2018 18: 06
      0
      Quote: svp67
      They get a NEW gun and as I understand it, NEW shells for it.

      And all-all production of the "Republic of India"?
      1. svp67
        svp67 23 March 2018 18: 11
        +1
        Quote: tanit
        And all-all production of the "Republic of India"?

        I wonder whose development? And is there a trace of the DPRK there. I remember the 130 mm, this is their VERY favorite caliber ...
        1. tanit
          tanit 23 March 2018 18: 13
          +1
          So it seems now we are talking about 155mm. From the article?
  9. tanit
    tanit 23 March 2018 18: 33
    +1
    It turns out that the Republic of India is trying to reproduce something "in a Russian hat big, but with an Indian soul"? Retain Bollywood's familiar appearance?
  10. Strashila
    Strashila 23 March 2018 19: 39
    +1
    In general, only the wheels will remain from the old version.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 23 March 2018 21: 04
      0
      Quote: Strashila
      In general, only the wheels will remain from the old version.

      As it was and will be ... It is dangerous to trust them with serious weapons (without our specialists)))
  11. Old26
    Old26 23 March 2018 21: 00
    +1
    Quote: san4es
    According to media reports, the Indian Armed Forces are currently armed with 2200 M-46 guns.

    The figure is clearly overestimated. In the directories of the Military Balance-2017, approximately 600 towed M-46 caliber 130-mm, 200 M-46 mod. caliber 155 and 100 self-propelled guns. Total 900, but not 2200

    Quote: Spade
    There are guns, apparently there are no trunks to them. They do not see much point in cutting them into needles in India. They will re-install, put in electronics, and an excellent weapon will come out for the mobilization reserve.

    You, by the way, the second from whom I hear this option. Deliveries were long ago ...

    Quote: Yura Yakovlev
    "According to media reports, the Indian Armed Forces are currently armed with 2200 M-46 cannons."
    Involuntarily pride arises for the USSR. What kind of military-technical potential did our state have?

    The figure is not true
  12. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 24 March 2018 22: 06
    0
    Quote: gippernano
    But the T-50 (su-57) is not cool enough for them. And they sell shitty tea (scum

    Yes, he is cool for them.
    Only these traders will take their whole soul out while the contract is signed.
    They will bargain to the last, such is their Zarathustra.