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Powerful "Beach" defended the coast of Crimea

Exercises of coastal artillery A-222 “Bereg” were held in Crimea. 130-mm artillery worked on the training objectives in the Black Sea. The complex A-222 "Coast" can include from four to six ACS.

Contrary to popular belief, coastal artillery systems can not be replaced by rocket systems, they complement each other. All coastal missile systems have "dead zones" from several kilometers to several tens of kilometers. This distance is just covered by artillery systems.

Another common question is why the A-222 “Coast” has a relatively small caliber. Disputes in the leadership of the Soviet Navy on this topic were conducted at the dawn of the creation of the complex. Three caliber variants were worked out: 203 mm, 152 mm and 130 mm. A plus of the first two calibers was complete unification with shells from the guns of the ground forces, as well as more serious firepower. However, the high rate of fire of 130-mm guns was a decisive argument.

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  1. Vard
    Vard April 3 2018 09: 29
    How to break the landing on the shore ... it seems the most ... Given that to locate the battery ... and not a single gun ... the task is very difficult ...
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 4 2018 05: 46
      Quote: Vard
      How to break the landing on the shore ... it seems the most ...

      To hit at maximum range, and when the range to the enemy is already 3000 meters, as in this case, I do not expect anything good for this battery. At such a distance, it is better to fight with enemy ships, with the same minesweepers, already in field artillery, including mortars and tanks
  2. shinobi
    shinobi April 3 2018 11: 22
    It breaks through everything and everything from modern western watercraft, except that the aircraft carrier’s board will not pierce. And so, only old cruisers can butt.
  3. konstantin68
    konstantin68 April 3 2018 13: 15
    Ammunition from the AK-130 is suitable for these self-propelled guns, I hope?
    1. Engineer
      Engineer April 3 2018 14: 31
      Yes, F-44, ZS-44, ZS-44R
  4. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 3 2018 14: 02
    Our shore is steep and rocky!
    Remember the bastard, the militarist!
  5. Engineer
    Engineer April 3 2018 14: 27
    The shore has long been a place in artillery museums. Msta, not to mention the Coalition, in conjunction with the firing radar is several times more effective. True, there was a mock-up of a new complex based on the Coalition howitzer. But while there is no Coalition in the troops, then there is no need to talk about the coastal complex. Waiting for
  6. Yak28
    Yak28 April 3 2018 17: 49
    I’m certainly not an expert artilleryman, but the caliber is not too small? It seems that it’s good to only knock out boats with this cannon. I just recall the coastal guns of World War 1 and 2, here there were guns of the hoo wink
    1. alex-cn
      alex-cn April 4 2018 11: 13
      But on boats, it’s doubtful to me ... the projectile’s flight time of 23 km is about 30 seconds, while the target designation will work out as in the video, it can maneuver ... or it will go in a zigzag, after all, a lot is not necessary - 50-100 meters and miss ...
    ELEZKIY April 3 2018 20: 10
    And will he reach Berdyansk?
  8. panzerfaust
    panzerfaust April 4 2018 19: 05
    Looks like a Czech Dana. A manual loading?
  9. drzzzlo
    drzzzlo April 5 2018 13: 48
    The reasoning of those who do not know people) Enough, not enough, fly, not reach, land or not)
    First, the Bastion will fulfill missiles over long distances (before, the Rubezh and Redoubt complexes were used), then (if something swims to the range of the Shore), beautiful 130 mm shells from 4-6 self-propelled guns will fly at about 15 rounds per minute, and the sea will boil) And if after that something comes up to the shore, it will be met by the forces of my beloved marine corps) And everything will be fine, we have ....
    Yes, these teachings at Cape Iron Horn, pos. The Black Sea near Tamany, and not in the Crimea, I am sure.
  10. Sergey-72
    Sergey-72 April 15 2018 15: 36
    On the Sea of ​​Azov to fight with pirates, and so .... simpotyaga of course, but yesterday. Far East on the islands (mobile reserve), the Japanese can still try to land there. How many of them managed to do (complexes)?
  11. nnz226
    nnz226 April 24 2018 13: 02
    130-mm for "modern" ships without armor - enough for the eyes to make big holes ...