Donbass own weapon
The cartoon name is ironic greetings to the Kiev press secretary of the military departments A. Lysenko. In 2015, on behalf of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, he announced that the Donbass militia allegedly used a Russian heavy flamethrower "under the name ... it seems, Chebureshka or Cheburashka." The official apparently tried to recall the Russian heavy flamethrower system (TOC) Buratino.
RSZO and RK, produced by the military industrial complex of the DPR, provoked malicious comments by Ukrainian bloggers. They laughed, they say, all this is just a sham. But Kiev "sofa analysts" missed. At the exhibition, only mock rockets were actually presented, but their real counterparts at that time were carrying combat duty to protect the republic. Yes, and to the delight of children it was possible to climb on this technique and touch everything with your hands. Children, by the way, were the most grateful spectators at this exhibition.
The manufacturer of all samples presented at the exhibition indicated the "State Innovation Company" GIK DNR. In 2016, the government of the republic, by its decree, transferred several research institutes to the jurisdiction of the SEC and the Republican R & D Center, aiming at the development of dual-use products. And in 2017, by decree of the head of the republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, Donetsk and Gorlovsky machine-building plants, as well as the Donetskgormash plant, the largest mining engineering enterprise in the Donbass, were transferred to the GIK.
DPR Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Timofeev, who oversees the republic’s military-industrial complex, says:
- The systems were developed in the DPR, by our engineers, and manufactured at our facilities. We have an industrial region. If we can produce mining equipment, then why can't we produce weapons samples? During the war we made a conversion of our plants. MLRS "Cheburashka" and the Rocket Complex "Snowflake" are produced at our facilities. Multiple volley fire systems are used when firing at large areas, but if you need to destroy a local target, then there is an opportunity to work from the transport box (there is a special device) right along the front line.
The exhibition also demonstrated a defensive remotely controlled by the operator. combat module "Turel"designed to control the frontline of about 1 km. He has already passed bench tests, and now his serial production is being prepared. The development of various drones. Software for high-tech equipment is created by local engineers and IT-specialists.
Fully on the territory of the DNI produced mortars of calibers 60, 82, 120 mm and mines to them. Note that the mortar caliber 60 mm was created for "silent shooting." Shells of this caliber are in service with the NATO countries. The production of weapons of this caliber is associated with the need to put on the enemy silent counterattacks, without revealing itself. Moreover, the use of weapons of such caliber by the Minsk agreements was not specified and does not contradict them.
Consider anti-sniper rifles and pistols of our own design presented by gunsmiths of the DPR.
ASCV-12,7 "Donchanka" rifle. 12,7 caliber mm. Weight 26,2 kg. Sighting range up to 1500 m. Cartridge 12,7 × 108 mm for heavy machine gun NSV "Rock", "Kord" and DShK.
ASCV-14,5 "Donchanka" rifle. 14,5 caliber mm. Weight 27 kg. Sighting range to 1500 m. This is a very dangerous weapon. Note that the cartridge 14,5 × 114 mm is used in large-caliber machine guns CPV, various ZPU and anti-tank guns. It allows you to confidently hit enemy light armored vehicles and pose a threat even to heavy vehicles.
Anti-sniper rifle "Separatist" caliber 23 mm. Weight 44 kg. Maximum range of 3500 m. Note that 23 × 152 mm is a unitary projectile for artillery systems. Used in anti-aircraft guns 2А7 ("Shilka") and 2А14 (ZU-23-2 or "ZUshka"). Execution options: armor-piercing incendiary tracer (BZT), fragmentation incendiary (OZ), fragmental incendiary tracer (OST). Note that the main problem of such rifles is their considerable weight.
The exhibition presented gun "Oplot 3M" chambered for 9 × 18 mm PM with an 10 magazine for cartridges and submachine gun "Oplot" with a two-row magazine on 20 cartridges, as well combat knife "Glog".
Experts noted that such weapons are much inferior to products of the USSR and Russian defense-industrial complex. These are fairly simple products, and they are made "of what was found at hand." Better, of course, than self-made rockets from gas cylinders that we saw in Syria, but these are not products of a professional defense industry. Rather, the intermediate stage.
Here you can say about a kind of "arms race" between Ukraine and the republics of Donbass. Thus, in the 2016, Poroshenko announced the successful testing of the Ukrainian high-precision Alder projectile to the MLRS, which is an analogue of the charge to the old Soviet Smerch MLRS. At the same time, Ukroboronprom reported on the testing of new mortars: KBA-48М1 and М120-15 "Hammer". During the test of the latter, however, an annoying incident occurred. Only the newest 120-mm МNNXX-120 “Molot” that arrived from the Mayak plant in Kiev exploded at a combat position, destroying the entire combat crew. But the Ukrainian "defense industry", possessing the remnants of the Soviet military-industrial complex, has significant advantages compared to the military-industrial complex of the DPR, where it was necessary to begin with semi-handicraft production. We see real confirmation that this is a local defense technique.
- Ukraine does not know with whom she has contacted! Donbass is an industrial region, talented people, workers. From 2015, our enterprises, together with the design bureaus, began to develop weapons for the army of the Donetsk People's Republic. Of course, we still produce insufficient quantities of weapons, but this is only a matter of time. The rifles presented here are all workers, our servicemen use them. Also, there are mortars of Soviet weapons. All presented weapons were developed by our designers, assembled at the enterprises of the republic by our craftsmen. We specially arranged this exhibition today, so that everyone understands that Donbass not only knows how to fight, but also to make weapons. This weapon is for protection. We do not want to fight with anyone, but we will not give our land to anyone. Donbass is unbeatable! - said the head of the DNI Alexander Zakharchenko.
I have no illusions about the fact that this weapon was made specifically for destruction. And I have a good idea what 14,5-mm bullet from CPV with a human body can do. Or a large-caliber projectile, caught in the "Khrushchev". We all saw the results of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the RSZO miner's Gorlovka and the bombing of peaceful Donetsk. I believe that the Donetskgormash plant would be very successful in producing machinery for mining engineering. Yes, and the rest of the above enterprises DNR would find a more peaceful application. But they are forced to produce weapons to protect the independence of the republics, using all the industrial and intellectual resources. To protect the Donbass, at any cost to stop the enemy on the threshold of your own home.
In the DNI showed self-produced missiles
MIC DNR released a new rifle "Separatist"
Troop tests MLRS "Cheburashka", "Snowflake" and "Chinese"
- Kantemirov Victor
- Mikhail Andronic / t.me \ Ratnik2nd, dnr-pravda.ru
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