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The most powerful mortar in the Syrian army - M-240

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The most powerful mortar in the Syrian army is currently the Russian M-240 caliber 240 mm. These mortars were used even in 1973 g during the fighting in the Golan Heights. They are involved in today's civil war, the agency writes Messenger of Mordovia.


The most powerful mortar in the Syrian army - M-240


According to the agency, the production of the M-240 began in 1951. The characteristics of the mortar are still striking: “it weighs up to 4230 kg in the stowed position, can use 130 and 228 kg ammunition, the range of a high-explosive mine - 9650 m (developed later, an active-reactive mine was capable of hitting targets at a distance of about 20 km). ”



At the start of 70, Syria received a few dozen such units. weapons. In 1973, the Israelis were able to capture about 12 mortars.



According to various sources, by 2012 there was no more than M-240 division in the government army. Mortars were used in battles near the city of Homs.
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  1. kote119
    kote119 9 November 2015 12: 58
    13
    seemingly mortar king belay
    1. DanSabaka
      DanSabaka 9 November 2015 13: 14
      +4
      the way it is.....
  2. kil 31
    kil 31 9 November 2015 12: 59
    +1
    the Israelis managed to capture about 12 mortars.
    The Israelis tell us how you use them. It is interesting to know that you like to bring old systems to life.
  3. alex-cn
    alex-cn 9 November 2015 13: 05
    13
    I read somewhere that when using 160 mm mortars during WWII, the Germans often announced an air alert ... Well, the weight of a 240 mm mine is quite comparable to an air bomb ...
    1. KasDS
      KasDS 9 November 2015 13: 44
      +1
      Straight anecdotal situation lol
      1. Chertkov Oleg
        Chertkov Oleg 9 November 2015 15: 34
        +1
        These are the "jokes" made by the Basmachi of IS. I also came across a video with a single launcher-pipe 50-60 cm in diameter, with spiral guide channels. Gloom request
        1. KasDS
          KasDS 10 November 2015 10: 55
          0
          They look disposable, don’t they?
  4. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 9 November 2015 13: 22
    13
    Here is an excerpt about this unit:
    "The barrel has the shape of a smooth-walled pipe fixed in trunnion clips. Thanks to this, it has the ability to swing on the trunnions to bring it into the loading position. The fact is that, unlike lighter mortars (up to 120 mm caliber), for heavy systems the usual "mortar" muzzle-loading scheme is not possible, because a 120-mm mortar mine weighs 16 kg, and a 240-mm one - 130 kg In addition, at the maximum elevation angle, the M-240 barrel cut is at a height of 5,35 m above the ground. So just imagine - how to raise a mine weighing more than a centner to such a height by means of calculation? Therefore, the M-240 used a breech-loading scheme, previously successfully tested on a 160-mm mortar.
    Due to the large mass of ammunition for transporting mines to the firing position, a special single-axle cart was included in the mortar kit. Loading the mortar required a number of manipulations: the barrel is brought to a horizontal position; after opening the shutter, a tray is hung on the semiaxis of the shutter wedge; five crewmen manually lift the mine from the cart, put it on the tray and send it into the barrel; the tray is removed, then the barrel is lowered into the breech to fire a shot. In view of this complexity of the procedure, the passport rate of fire of the M-240 is only 1 rds / min. The main type of ammunition for the M-240 mortar is the F-864 high-explosive fragmentation mine. This ammunition weighs 130,7 kg and is 1536 mm long. It is loaded with an explosive charge weighing 31,9 kg. "
    Source: http://www.modernarmy.ru/article/458/minomet-2s4-tulpan © Portal "Modern Army"
    1. Anchonsha
      Anchonsha 9 November 2015 13: 37
      +4
      Thanks for the information, I first heard about this mortar.
  5. Kibl
    Kibl 9 November 2015 13: 25
    +6
    Cool trombone !!! That would take such crap and fucking at all sorts of Abdo!
    1. Letun
      Letun 9 November 2015 13: 34
      +4
      Quote: KIBL
      That would take such crap and fucking at all sorts of Abdo!

      Better White before ... when there will be black Both ... wink
    2. kil 31
      kil 31 9 November 2015 13: 40
      +9
      Quote: KIBL
      Cool trombone !!! That would take such crap and fucking at all sorts of Abdo!

      This one is even better. It is necessary to produce such a Syrian.
      1. Kyrgyz
        Kyrgyz 9 November 2015 14: 17
        +1
        Quote: keel 31
        This one is even better. It is necessary to produce such a Syrian.

        Syria's problem is not a lack of artillery
        1. kil 31
          kil 31 9 November 2015 14: 51
          +1
          Quote: Kyrgyz
          Quote: keel 31
          This one is even better. It is necessary to produce such a Syrian.

          Syria's problem is not a lack of artillery

          I agree with you. Today, RBC writes about these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZDIFcvPBFU that they began to help. You look at the shots from Syria, it seems that blind kittens are poking where it is not known. Let's hope they will now explain how to act.
          1. Throw
            Throw 9 November 2015 18: 57
            +3
            Here they are "flowers" for "partners"
            wassat
    3. Oman 47
      Oman 47 9 November 2015 23: 26
      0
      Abdo - ento stupid frog frogs who have left the clump ... entreats ??!
      Little local muslims tumbled down to them, to the generations of light blue cockerels ...
      There are NO brakes at all; laugh at FAITH and DEATH - the top of brainlessness ...
      They will get another answer, the shadows of the sick dog’s shit.
  6. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 9 November 2015 13: 35
    +2
    N-yes, with such a talker you can beat a lot skillfully
  7. Alexandr-NVR
    Alexandr-NVR 9 November 2015 13: 35
    +3
    Well, to transfer "Tulips" to Syria. They were removed from service, but there were about 400 in storage.
    And then - like a dog in the manger))
  8. A-Sim
    A-Sim 9 November 2015 13: 38
    +1
    Recently, I saw in action on roller skates of the Ishilov Mujahideen, a little smaller in size "shaitan-pipe". from channels and oxygen cylinder. bullet. not far, however, but they shoot.
  9. Appraiser
    Appraiser 9 November 2015 13: 38
    +5
    M-240 of this sample, there is a follower of the 2C4 "Tulip".
    The 2B8 mortar is the artillery unit of the 2C4 Tulip self-propelled mortar, developed on the basis of the towed M-240 mortar in the late 1960s. The tests were carried out at the GNIAP (Rzhevsky training ground, St. Petersburg) in the period 1969-1974. It has identical ballistic characteristics with the M-240. Unlike the M-240 mortar, where all operations are performed manually, a hydraulic system has been introduced in the artillery part of the 2B8 self-propelled mortar, which performs the following functions:
    - transfer of mortar from traveling to combat and vice versa,
    - pointing the mortar in elevation;
    - the withdrawal of the barrel 2B8 on the line of sending mines and the opening of the shutter;
    - the supply of mines from a mechanized warhead to the ram rails located on the base chassis body (above);
    - loading the mortar, closing the shutter and lowering the barrel into the breech.
    Designed for the destruction of fortified buildings, fortifications, clusters of manpower and armored vehicles of the enemy, as well as the destruction of objects and targets, the destruction of which is not available to other artillery pieces.
    But there are drawbacks, it has difficulty in operating (handling), it requires qualified trained artillerymen ... soldier
  10. Airborne Major
    Airborne Major 9 November 2015 13: 39
    10
    A towed version of the 2S4 "Tulip" self-propelled mortar! Has two types of min. The usual PF "Nerpa" and the active-jet "Brave". Can be equipped with special tactical ammunition.
    1. KasDS
      KasDS 9 November 2015 13: 46
      0
      By the way, how does it charge?
      1. Airborne Major
        Airborne Major 9 November 2015 14: 32
        +3
        Also, from the breech, by breaking the trunk. But b \ n served directly from the car.
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 9 November 2015 19: 13
        +3
        Quote: KasDS
        By the way, how does it charge?

        2,48 loading process
  11. Engineer
    Engineer 9 November 2015 13: 50
    +4
    Not Russian, but Soviet, because it was produced only in the Union.
  12. roskot
    roskot 9 November 2015 13: 50
    0
    It looks terrible. And in fact, he makes merry rustle.
  13. ayuric
    ayuric 9 November 2015 14: 17
    +3
    Quote: Kil 31
    Quote: KIBL
    Cool trombone !!! That would take such crap and fucking at all sorts of Abdo!

    This one is even better. It is necessary to produce such a Syrian.


    in the center of the "Oka" - "unit", and its mine is 420 kg.
  14. ydjin
    ydjin 9 November 2015 14: 27
    0
    I read somewhere that a tulip was used to storm the Dudayev Palace in Grozny! After several shots, the militants left the building as the floors began to take shape! Powerful thing!
  15. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 9 November 2015 14: 47
    +3
    For the assault on fortified cities, that’s it! Steep trajectory and powerful mine. They are for some reason discontinued and they are in reserve VG. They re-opened the battery during the war in the Czech Republic. Combined with guided ammunition and a drone, it's almost a bomber!
  16. Zomanus
    Zomanus 9 November 2015 15: 35
    +3
    Yes, a couple of "Tulips" Syria would not hurt.
    Yes, and help us in the disposal of ammunition with an expiring shelf life ...
    And given what they’re fighting in Syria,
    Syrian army can third of our warehouses
    to transfer easily.
  17. tnk1969
    tnk1969 9 November 2015 19: 07
    +1
    In urban battles, the use of such a mortar is dangerous. After all, the explosive power of a shell is very large. And civilians can suffer. In battles in urban areas, it is more profitable to use such toys as Bumblebee and other similar toys. They are much more mobile and their use is more profitable. It is not necessary to have spotters, UAVs, cover and service staff. So in Syria such mortars are more appropriate to use for single purposes outside the city. But for such purposes there are Solntsepeki ...
    1. Oman 47
      Oman 47 9 November 2015 23: 45
      +1
      Syria is a mountainous place in some places.
      Staggering the bearded ones on the opposite slopes - "Tulip" IS THE SAME THAT THE DOCTOR HAS SPECIFIED.
  18. Old26
    Old26 10 November 2015 00: 06
    0
    Quote: Zomanus
    Yes, a couple of "Tulips" Syria would not hurt.

    Couple? Interesting...

    Quote: Zomanus
    the Syrian army, you can easily sell a third of our warehouses.

    Why not half? I am always touched by juggling with numbers. If you pass the mortars, but not like ordinary, normal people - a division, well, a battery for the cutlery (although it will not do the weather), but certainly HALF BATTERY
    If ammunition - then a third of our depots. Can you even imagine what such a warehouse imagines? How many thousand wagons of ammunition are unloaded there. Will you send them with holy spirit to Syria?