Polish self-propelled mortar M120G Rak received a new chassis


As part of the modernization, the Polish self-propelled mortar M120G Rak received a new chassis. It has significantly enhanced mine and ballistic protection, which provides greater safety for crews and vehicles than previous designs that were in service with the Polish Ground Forces.

The Polish defense company Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) has presented a new version of the M120G Rak self-propelled mortar on an improved lightweight tracked chassis developed by the company. The new design is expected to be accepted as final.

The new vehicle has changed the shape of the front armor plates, and also installed new headlights, the same as on the new Borsuk amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. The sides of the hull are now protected by improved ballistic panels.

And the centerpiece of the modernization is a new chassis with hydropneumatic suspension and six pairs of rollers instead of seven. Its design is better at cushioning vibrations and bumps when driving over rough terrain. This not only allows the crew to feel more comfortable, but also increases the rate of fire. Less fluctuations after each shot allow it to be increased from 8-10 to 12-13 rounds per minute.

The breech-loading smooth-bore mortar M120 itself is located in a rotating closed tower. He is able to fire both on a hinged and flat trajectory.
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  1. +4
    14 October 2021 16: 35
    On September 10, there was already an article about this on topwar
    Quote: https://topwar.ru/186941-novyj-variant-samohodnogo-minometa-m120g-rak-polsha.html
    Based on the results of the first M120G project, the customer and HSW continued to develop the tracked mortar, but decided to use a different chassis. Already in 2012, a prototype was built on the modified Carnation hull. Its design was changed using the solutions and components of the LPG project (Lekkie Podwozie Gąsienicowe) of Polish design.

    more informative
    1. -8
      14 October 2021 17: 03
      And the Polish mortar is similar in its characteristics to the Ukrainian self-propelled mortar Molot? If it is similar, then it is good. Although the Ukrainians do not let everything turn into a Molot mortar in their hands. Even the Javelin ATGM. Matches are not toys for children.
      “The Americans tried to teach the APU fighters to shoot from the Javelin ATGM. Obsolete missiles need to be prepared using special technologies. After the first shot, the rocket fell four meters from the shooter. Fortunately, it was educational. Then everyone was scared. And the Yankees locked Javelin in warehouses. A dangerous embarrassment forced the United States to completely stop supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, ”Baranets explained.

      Washington gives Kiev only what is decommissioned from service in the United States, so as not to send equipment for recycling. Such weapons are not called lethal. It is noteworthy that Javelin was simply locked in warehouses in Ukraine, not allowing the military to come close to them.

      1. 0
        14 October 2021 18: 07
        It looks more like “Vienna”, only it has 1 minute preparation for shooting at an unplanned target, and “Cancer” has 30 seconds, those who wish can see a similar standard for “Sanya”.
  2. -2
    14 October 2021 16: 54
    In the new vehicle, the shape of the front armor plates has been changed, and new headlights have been installed,

    Fuck! The presence of new headlights will raise (the Poles surely believe in this) combat effectiveness by no less than a hundred percent.
  3. -6
    14 October 2021 17: 15
    And this mortar was painted, probably, by sharovar slaves from Ukraine? Very "qualified" personnel. Especially when they are on the tracks.
  4. +4
    14 October 2021 17: 25
    I was one of the appearance (especially the angle from behind) "Mouse" reminded?
    Well, the one that was designed by Adoizych's personal order?
    1. +1
      14 October 2021 17: 40
      There is such, it looks massive.
    2. +1
      14 October 2021 17: 55
      Eka you waved ... here next to 2C1 will be ...
      1. +1
        14 October 2021 20: 10
        "Carnation" 2S1 will be more powerful, both in range and in direct fire.
    3. +2
      14 October 2021 18: 00
      In the photo behind, for me, the protective aprons below are very similar to the "Königstiger".
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    1. +2
      14 October 2021 18: 03
      The ground clearance and width of the harp are almost the same as the 2C1 (the wheels are the same!). Simply put, the hydropneumatic suspension allows the entire chassis to be raised or lowered (see Japanese tanks and their "tricks"). Yes, the mass is more, but not critical. An ugly fact.
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  6. -2
    14 October 2021 17: 48
    Rudy and Click Pieces ...

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