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Self-propelled guns Ontos Venezuela equipped with Dragunov rifle sights

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The Venezuelan army is modernizing its outdated 106mm M40A1 recoilless guns, installing PSO-1 4x24 sights, which are used in Soviet-made SVD-63 Dragunov sniper rifles, and equipping them with HEAT-type high-explosive anti-tank ammunition.


According to InfoDefensa, the American-made M40A1 guns used by the Venezuelan army since the early 1960s are installed on self-propelled Ontos platforms, which were first presented to the public in May 2020. It is based on the chassis of the French tank AMX-13, which received the IMI Systems LAR-160 multiple launch rocket system instead of the gun. Instead of MLRS, the Ontos product is armed with six 106-mm M40A1 cannons. The guns are equipped with PSO-1 - Venezuela acquired almost 5000 sights in the middle of the first decade of the 21st century.

With new Dragunov optical sights and high-explosive ammunition, armored vehicles will increase their combat power and accuracy

- said the commander-in-chief of the country's army.

Apparently, the Venezuelan military, when creating Ontos self-propelled guns, claimed the experience of the American army, which developed the M50 Ontos multi-barreled self-propelled gun with M50A1 cannons, the name of which was copied. In total, 1963 of these machines were delivered to the US troops from 1965 to 176. They were actively used during the Vietnam War.

The American-made M40A1 cannon has been used by the Venezuelan Army and Marine Corps since the early 1960s.

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  1. vervolk
    vervolk 11 December 2021 15: 53
    -3
    development in the saloreih style. they would have liked ...
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 11 December 2021 16: 05
      +1
      are equipped with PSO-1
      Yashka Beldy hits the squirrel in the eye from 100 meters! lol
      1. zenion
        zenion 11 December 2021 17: 02
        +4
        And if the squirrel is one-eyed, where will he shoot? The rifle will refuse to aim.
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 11 December 2021 17: 05
          +3
          And if you also close your eyes! belay
      2. your1970
        your1970 11 December 2021 17: 57
        +1
        From a recoilless gun? White in the eye?
        Yashka is funny ...
        And so - up to 300 meters and then stupidly the grid will not be enough
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 11 December 2021 18: 03
          0
          Quote: your1970
          From a recoilless gun?

          Nope hi The conversation was about PSO-1!
          1. your1970
            your1970 11 December 2021 18: 10
            +2
            Quote: Uncle Lee
            Quote: your1970
            From a recoilless gun?

            Nope hi The conversation was about PSO-1!

            So he will hit the squirrel with a sight ??????
            Moreover, a funny person - usually people use rifles and here with an aim at 100 meters belay lol
  2. Zoldat_A
    Zoldat_A 11 December 2021 16: 01
    +5
    Out of the box, I would say. good
    I immediately remembered
    Due to our poverty, we do not have small scopes ...

    Not laziness, it turns out, but poverty is the engine of progress.

    My father always spoke to me correctly in my childhood and youth
    A full belly to learning is deaf
    To be honest, I would never have guessed PSO-1 to sprinkle a cannon. I'm not an artilleryman though. Perhaps the professionals and the Venezuelans before this idea came to mind? I don't know, but this news made me feel good for the evening.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 11 December 2021 16: 08
      +1
      Greetings Igor hi Actually, there is no problem ... The weapon is recoilless, even a civilian collimator can be put there, there are no exorbitant loads!
      Venezuelans - delivered what was available!
      1. paul3390
        paul3390 11 December 2021 16: 23
        +2
        It’s not a problem to attach, the problem is to get there. Besides, I definitely don’t understand how the PSO-shnaya mesh will help them in this.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 11 December 2021 16: 34
          +1
          In fact, this is a kind of analogue of Our SPG-9 "Kopye" - an easel anti-tank grenade launcher of 73 mm caliber, firing from a tripod. Developed in the Soviet Union 1962. Shooting is usually carried out from camouflaged positions within sight! Therefore, I do not quite understand the question request
          1. Deck
            Deck 11 December 2021 17: 08
            0
            Is the projectile flying in a straight line "within sight"? Like blaster beams in Star Wars!
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 11 December 2021 17: 18
              0
              Quote: Deck
              Is the projectile flying in a straight line "within sight"? Like blaster beams in Star Wars!

              I am ashamed to ask you the concept of "ballistic trajectory" is generally known lol and that in all optical sighting devices it is laid down ??? You just need to make the appropriate adjustments. yes
              1. Deck
                Deck 11 December 2021 18: 14
                +4
                Do not hesitate to ask. "It" is not included in all sights, but mainly in the military and is designed for people who do not know how to calculate vertical corrections. "It" is made for a specific patron. in this case PSO-1M2 for Dragunov sniper rifle chambered for 7N1 7.62x54R. The Madurov eagles judge how much the ballistics of the "HEAT type high-explosive anti-tank ammunition" corresponds to the Mosin cartridge
          2. paul3390
            paul3390 11 December 2021 17: 44
            +2
            PSO - sight, with a reticle in the main versions sharpened for our rifle cartridge. Why bother to attach it when the market is full of cheap scopes with much more universal markings, such as the same cross or mildote? After all, one hell - taking some corrections there when shooting from a recoilless goof will not work. And if you try, then certainly not on the PSO-shnoy grid.
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 11 December 2021 18: 00
              -1
              Quote: paul3390
              PSO - sight, with a reticle in the main versions sharpened for our rifle cartridge. Why bother to attach it when the market is full of cheap scopes with much more universal markings, such as the same cross or mildote? After all, one hell - taking some corrections there when shooting from a recoilless goof will not work. And if you try, then certainly not on the PSO-shnoy grid.

              Yes Yolki - Needles am you take a close look at the picture, what is the scope attached to there ??? I’ll answer right away - to the 12,7 mm M8 sighting machine gun (which uses special cartridges with ballistics for firing, corresponding to the trajectory of the 106 mm M40 shot).
              What is the problem, I ask you again? Study this weapon first ...
              1. paul3390
                paul3390 11 December 2021 18: 06
                +1
                Once again, for the gifted. ON THE FIGURE, attach a sight with a specific reticle under 7.62x54 - on any other barrel ??? Study the PSO first. Better yet, shoot it. My friend put it on a .223 rifle - he got tired of figuring out how to take corrections. For the described task, ANY other sight with a reticle that is not tied to the ballistics of a particular cartridge is suitable. So - intelligibly?
                1. Hunter 2
                  Hunter 2 11 December 2021 18: 17
                  0
                  That's right, for you, I will explain an alternatively gifted one. It was originally developed for SVD ... and is used: sniper rifles: SVD (SVDS), SVU, OSV-96, TKB-0145K and others, with side attachment;
                  special rifles: VSS, VSK-94 (modification PSO-1-1 with markings for a special cartridge is used);
                  training rifles: TSV-1;
                  special machines: "Val" 9A-91, etc .;
                  carbines: "Saiga", "Tiger", "Sable";
                  Kalashnikov assault rifles of various modifications (with side attachment);
                  Kalashnikov machine guns of various modifications .... to continue? lol
                  And there is no need to be clever here, for a start, at least they would ask about my VUS yes
                  1. paul3390
                    paul3390 11 December 2021 18: 21
                    +3
                    Ugh, divorced amateurs. For other cartridges - other versions of PSO. With a different markup. And figs to me on your VUS - it is obvious that they themselves have never used such a sight. Otherwise, they would not have sprinkled the garbage.

                    And initially - it was about the fact that it is expensive and pointless to use the PSO for recoil-free operation. There are plenty of cheap scopes with simple reticle for that. However - what to explain to you, it is obvious that it is a useless exercise.
                    1. uralant
                      uralant 11 December 2021 20: 06
                      +1
                      Infantry support vehicle. The video shows its application, what the hell, I'm asking you, is it ballistics? They probably have artillery with ballistics.
            2. kytx
              kytx 11 December 2021 18: 10
              +7
              I think they don’t look at the psoshny markings, it’s like a dog’s 5th leg. Main elbow and 4x magnification
              1. paul3390
                paul3390 11 December 2021 18: 11
                +1
                Naturally. I say - I see no reason to spend a specific and not cheap sight - on trivial tasks.
                1. kytx
                  kytx 11 December 2021 18: 33
                  +5
                  IMHO pso is not expensive at the present time and it was simply already in stock.
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 11 December 2021 16: 31
        +7
        Alex, hi !
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Venezuelans - delivered what was available!

        I say - they act in the spirit of our Lefties. Remembered
        Petition - "As we are the Vakhremeev carpenters, peacefully and according to your order
        contracted for the construction of the new cathedral, deign, tsar-father,
        command to allocate 5 (five) pounds of nails for this construction business "

        Resolution - "Avon, they've loosened up their pocket! They didn't go to the king with such
        requests! Probably enough from them and two poods. Let the clerk give a letter to Ikhov
        will rewrite it properly. Boyarin Pokrovsky "

        Decree - "Zealously caring for the good of the state and vigilantly working for us, we,
        Sovereign, and other, other, other, we consider it sufficient to issue
        to the designated carpenters instead of two poods 20 pounds of hardened nails "
        (Signature stamp)

        A note - "Onfim! I am sending you with the girl the keys to the anbar, find there in
        lara nails. Weigh, according to the Tsar's decree, to the carpenters, what are they in the yard in the morning
        waiting. Look, you don’t give them all twenty pounds, they’re all one
        - slaves, letters and do not know the count. God willing - and they will not understand anything.
        Boyarin Pokrovsky. "

        A note - "Egoriy! Take a box in the hut and run to the boyar's anbar,
        You will take ten pounds of nails home, and we’ll start building a garden. But in exchange
        take those that are hanging in a bag in the closet, you will give to the carpenters in boyar
        courtyard. Yes, do not carry any, choose which ones have already gone very rusty.
        Let them take it. And the boyar should not come across the box with a box and okromya
        don’t give the carpenters the sack of nails, it’ll fit us for tobacco.
        Onfim "

        PS- From modern travel guides - "... The Intercession Cathedral is
        a unique object of wooden architecture. Especially valuable in this monument
        architecture that, as established during the restoration process, it was cut down
        unknown carpenters without a single nail. "
        1. Popandos
          Popandos 11 December 2021 16: 42
          +3
          Remembered

          I didn’t hear it until the village. For memories +
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 11 December 2021 16: 51
            +1
            Quote: Popandos
            Remembered

            I didn’t hear it until the village. For memories +

            I don't know whose it is. I heard it back in the early to mid-80s performed by either Altov or Zadornov. If I am not mistaken in the performers, then the thing of one of them. And now on the Internet there are a lot of options and authorship is either folk or some incomprehensible characters. I was lucky to find exactly what I heard back then, in the 80s.
        2. Kesha1980
          Kesha1980 11 December 2021 16: 59
          +1
          Yaroslavsky?
          Yes, Kizhi is beauty! Russian despair - "breaks mountains"

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DKRj5HXZ-_U&feature=youtu.be

          This is called the Russian spirit. We rely on him constantly.
    2. D16
      D16 11 December 2021 17: 08
      +5
      To be honest, I would never have guessed PSO-1 to sprinkle a cannon.

      Not to the cannon, but to the sighting machine gun. IMHO is an absolutely logical decision.
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 11 December 2021 18: 07
        +2
        Quote: D16
        To be honest, I would never have guessed PSO-1 to sprinkle a cannon.

        Not to the cannon, but to the sighting machine gun. IMHO is an absolutely logical decision.

        As I said before, I am not an artilleryman. I am the infantry. Although winged, but the infantry. Of those who are "work horses", and not many others, whose dignity and need I do not diminish in the least, are boys. Those who also wore "parachutes" in their buttonholes, but whose main job was not raids on the mountains, but BMPs, armored personnel carriers, "Nons", D-30s and so on, without which it is very difficult for us to fight. And that's why I know about the PSO-1, PSO-2 and SVD sight - standard armament. But about some "sighting machine guns" ... request

        In article heading
        Self-propelled guns are equipped with sights from the Dragunov rifle. the guns Ontos Venezuela
        Well, I was talking about cannons.
        1. D16
          D16 11 December 2021 19: 19
          0
          But about some "sighting machine guns" ... request

          Well, look again at the video from 0.50 and in the photo at the beginning of the article.
    3. ja-ja-vw
      ja-ja-vw 11 December 2021 21: 39
      -1
      And then.
      What stupid subhuman / semi-primate will climb north from Africa to Eurasia?
      Our "ancestors" were kicked out by the negroes from the places where you stick a stick: the banana will grow.
      I don’t know from what: because of the women, or because of the political position.
      Here they are, having fallen into the cold and in places where nothing grows except for Christmas trees, and elephants were seen occasionally, and then in the form of a mammoth and began to dodge:
      Apparel
      Ores
      Metal
      Agriculture and cattle breeding.
      This is how civilization came about in hardship and suffering.
      + g other
      + water chemistry
      + uv index
      +
      +
      And the blacks in the greenhouse (Middle Africa) remained in the primitive communal
      recourse
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 12 December 2021 03: 25
        +2
        Quote: ja-ja-vw
        What stupid subhuman / semi-primate will climb north from Africa to Eurasia?

        Quote: ja-ja-vw
        And the blacks in the greenhouse (Middle Africa) remained in the primitive communal

        No one has yet expounded to me the theory of the civilizational evolution of a species so succinctly and clearly. good drinks
        1. ja-ja-vw
          ja-ja-vw 12 December 2021 12: 40
          -1
          I categorically disagreed with the deceased Zadornov from his very first statement.
          Because often hands were freezing, legs and snow up to the waist. How can life be born then?
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 12 December 2021 15: 19
            +1
            Quote: ja-ja-vw
            I categorically disagreed with the deceased Zadornov from his very first statement.
            Because often hands were freezing, legs and snow up to the waist. How can life be born then?

            Zadornov just read a lot of pseudoscientists like Chudinov with the company and, the worst thing, that for a while seriously believed in this nonsense. I personally believe more in genetics and haplogroups, which clearly tell us that the conditional "Adam and Eve" lived in Eden Ethiopia.
  3. Pavel episkop
    Pavel episkop 11 December 2021 16: 05
    +2
    Kulibins, however) although they do not do it from a rich life, they will do it against "guaido" and the like
  4. Ivan1779
    Ivan1779 11 December 2021 16: 09
    -2
    What squalor. All this is similar to the heading "Useful advice" in Soviet magazines - How to make a new mop out of old toothbrushes.
  5. Kesha1980
    Kesha1980 11 December 2021 16: 15
    +2
    Heh! We are expecting "diplomats" from African tribes! The action "buy 10 PSO-1 and get a phosphoric front sight and rear sight for free" has started!
  6. Andrey Moskvin
    Andrey Moskvin 11 December 2021 16: 28
    +1
    What kind of high-explosive anti-tank?
  7. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera 11 December 2021 16: 36
    +2
    Miracle Yudo - fish whale
  8. dmmyak40
    dmmyak40 11 December 2021 16: 40
    +1
    High-explosive anti-tank ammunition ... Explain, please, specialists: how is it?
  9. Boris63
    Boris63 11 December 2021 16: 49
    -1
    And after how many shots will the sight fall apart?
    1. D16
      D16 11 December 2021 17: 04
      +5
      Will not fall apart. This is no rollback.
  10. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 11 December 2021 16: 55
    +3
    The sight is needed to aim at the target.
    Question...
    Why do we need optical sightwhen the barrel is guided by turning the turret?
    Optical sight is located outside the "tank-MLRS" - which means for accurate guidance you need to climb the tower and look through the sight somehow "direct" the entire bunch of barrels ...

    I wanted to say that PSO-1 for the "tank-MLRS" is needed as a "cow's saddle", but I remembered
    If there is no horse, then you can also cattle saddle
    soldier
  11. Evil troll
    Evil troll 11 December 2021 18: 15
    +1
    Americans generally liked their own Ontos in Vietnam. True, there was more shooting at the infantry.
  12. bbss
    bbss 11 December 2021 18: 26
    +1
    What is called "modernization". A good chassis could be used more efficiently.
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  14. riwas
    riwas 12 December 2021 07: 38
    +1
    Venezuelan army modernizes its obsolete 106mm M40A1 recoilless guns

    The Americans have given them up for a long time. Suitable for fire support, but no longer as an anti-tank one. We need to supply the Kornet ATGM to the Venezuelan army.
  15. Radikal
    Radikal 13 December 2021 08: 07
    0
    Quote: riwas
    Venezuelan army modernizes its obsolete 106mm M40A1 recoilless guns

    The Americans have given them up for a long time. Suitable for fire support, but no longer as an anti-tank one. We need to supply the Kornet ATGM to the Venezuelan army.

    And so that the local audience does not go out of their way, in addition to supply them with the old, proven SPG-9 "Spear" with standard PGO / PGN-9 sights, then they will not have to invent anything, and use the PSO for their intended purpose. bully