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In the US, recalled the Russian "Tulips"

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The Russian army has the most powerful in the world of mortars M-240, "capable of destroying the city," the newspaper writes The National Interest.



The main task of such mortars is the destruction of fortified enemy targets. In the west is weapon absent because they prefer to use for these purposes Aviation, says columnist Sebastien Roblen.

According to him, in a number of NATO mechanized units, only 120-mm mortars mounted on wheeled platforms are used.

In the Russian army there are also self-propelled 120-mm mortars - С9 "Nona", however, along with them there are unique installations 2С4 "Tulip" with 240-mm mortar.

The author clarifies that loading the M-240 is made from the breech. Mortar can shoot high explosive ammunition Ф864, the weight of which is comparable to a small aerial bomb, at a distance of about 9 km. The firing rate is 1 per minute. Unlike a howitzer projectile, a mortar ammunition reaches its target along an almost vertical trajectory, which is a more effective way of destroying bunkers and other fortified objects, as well as troops in mountainous terrain.



M-240 can also fire with the incendiary mines of the "Sayda" and, most importantly, tactical nuclear weapons, the journalist writes.

A special place, according to his data, is occupied by a laser-guided “Daredevil” warhead. In Afghanistan, this ammunition allowed with high precision to undermine the fortifications built by the militants at the entrance to the caves.
Also, these mortar systems played a significant role in Chechnya, when they destroyed the strongholds of terrorists.

The author notes that, unlike other weapons, "Tulips" were not exported. Their small amount for a short time was in service with only the Czech army. As for the towed M-240, they are still preserved in the army of Egypt. They are used by Syrian troops.

Despite the fact that the West uses aircraft to solve similar problems, ground systems have clear advantages. One of them is the ability to conduct continuous continuous shelling of the enemy, the second - M-240 can successfully work where the use of aviation is impossible or very risky, the author concludes.
Photos used:
Vitaly Kuzmin, www.vitalykuzmin.net
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  1. Rostislav
    Rostislav 22 November 2018 16: 52
    +9
    What can I say, the author wrote everything correctly. Tulip is a great weapon.
    1. Machito
      Machito 22 November 2018 17: 13
      +5
      I love Tulips ....
      Giving on March 8th.
      Tulip is a unique mortar, and most importantly, motorized with nuclear weapons.
      In the tank army come in handy.
      1. Valter1364
        Valter1364 22 November 2018 17: 23
        +11
        It remains only to find out when the enemies will come on March 8! soldier smile
        1. Jerk
          Jerk 22 November 2018 17: 37
          +3
          And I thought, why in the EU half of the defense ministers are female? gifts are waiting ...
          1. Pirogov
            Pirogov 22 November 2018 17: 39
            +6
            Quote: Jerk
            And I thought, why in the EU half of the defense ministers are female? gifts are waiting ..

            Horror stories only such tulips and give .....))
        2. Yngvar
          Yngvar 22 November 2018 18: 20
          +1
          We have a "flower" for every holiday, or even a bunch! Some "tulip", some "carnation", "chrysanthemum", "pionchik", and "hyacinth" ...
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 23 November 2018 00: 19
            0
            Quote: Yngvar
            We have a "flower" for every holiday, or even a bunch! Some "tulip", some "carnation", "chrysanthemum", "pionchik", and "hyacinth" ...

            On top of all of the above, we can also pop a "bird cherry", for the scent))) yes
          2. IL-18
            IL-18 23 November 2018 00: 56
            0
            Notice to whom a bouquet of "cornflower", to whom once a minute the delivery of a "tulip". To all kindly.
        3. Gray-haired
          Gray-haired 22 November 2018 19: 37
          0
          And just like that, from a pure heart, for all the filthiness, to stick tulips, it is possible in every Amerzavtsev gopa. repeat
      2. Cycle boss
        Cycle boss 22 November 2018 18: 37
        0
        To whom do you give such migratory flowers on such a day .. ?? )))
    2. venik
      venik 22 November 2018 19: 23
      +2
      Quote: Rostislav
      What can I say, the author wrote everything correctly. Tulip is a great weapon.

      ==========
      Ooh-oo-oo-oo-oo !!! Once I saw (during the exercises) HOW the "Tulips" shoot .... Enough for ALL REMAINING A LIFE!!! soldier
  2. On the Armor
    On the Armor 22 November 2018 17: 00
    -1
    Of course - God forbid, but ... Oh, so much wonderful and ....
  3. Gray brother
    Gray brother 22 November 2018 17: 03
    +2
    Mortar M-240 in Syria.
  4. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 22 November 2018 17: 08
    +11
    Forgive me, the author of the article and the moderators for not laying out the topic, but the main weapon of Russians is the Russian soldier ...
  5. bogart047
    bogart047 22 November 2018 17: 26
    +2
    9 km and nuclear weapons? You have to be very risky ...
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 22 November 2018 17: 43
      +2
      Quote: bogart047
      9 km and nuclear weapons? You have to be very risky ...

      Yes, there is a weak charge. A couple of kilotons maximum.
      1. Black sniper
        Black sniper 22 November 2018 17: 51
        +3
        And because of the hill so high at 2,5 km, the very thing is. hi
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 22 November 2018 17: 59
          +3
          Quote: Black Sniper

          And because of the hill so high at 2,5 km, the very thing is.

          Yes, what kind of penetrating radiation there is only 3 km missing, the main thing is not to look at the flash - you can do without a slide.
  6. Black sniper
    Black sniper 22 November 2018 17: 40
    0
    In Russia, a flower bed is growing and flourishing: tulips, peonies, chrysanthemums, acacia, carnations ... We can congratulate everyone! laughing
  7. strannik1985
    strannik1985 22 November 2018 17: 50
    0
    Well, the hands reached the modernization.
    He would have a guided mine with ISU and GLONASS correction, with the possibility of installing an additional semi-active laser seeker. Smoke mine. Mina with TBCH. New fuses providing detonation at a given height.
  8. StudentVK
    StudentVK 22 November 2018 17: 59
    0
    Flowers flowers ....... Likes not likes))))))))
  9. K-50
    K-50 22 November 2018 18: 57
    +2
    The Russian army has the world's most powerful M-240 mortars, "capable of destroying the city," writes The National Interest.

    So far, cities, along with civilians, are destroying the FSA. negative
  10. Aibolit
    Aibolit 23 November 2018 01: 25
    0
    Quote: author
    because they prefer to use aviation for these purposes, explains Sebastien Roble, a columnist for the publication.еMr.

    actually he
    Sebastien Robleиm (Sebastien Roblin)

    "e" here, well, not like.
    Because Sebastien Robli
    holds a master's degree in conflict resolution areas Georgetown University He worked University Instructor at China Peace Corps

    then his crap
    In the US, recalled the Russian "Tulips"

    You can not read, as well as publish crap, based on crap
    Quote: Author
    edition of The National Interest.