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M-160 in service with the Syrian army

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A special place in the arsenal of artillery weapons of the Syrian army continues to occupy powerful 160-mm divisional mortars M-160, writes Roman Katkov in his article for Messenger of Mordovia.


M-160 in service with the Syrian army


“M-160 was successfully used during the wars with Israel. For example, in 1973 year. They were involved during the civil war in Lebanon, where the Syrian peacekeeping contingent was active, as well as during the repulse of the Israeli 1982 aggression of the year, ”the article says.

By the beginning of the current war, according to various sources, in Syria there were about a hundred M-160.

The author recalls that “the mortar's mass is about 1,5 T, the maximum firing range of 41-kg mines is more than 8 km, the maximum declination / elevation angle: + 50 / + 80 degrees, the horizontal angle is 24 degrees, the rate of fire, by modern measures low is about 3 rounds per minute. ”

The mortar is charged from the breech, its length is of the order of 5 m, the calculation is 7 people.

Katkov notes that the mortar can be towed "at speeds up to 50 km / h with a special device that is mounted in the upper part of the trunk."

According to unofficial data, the Syrians also use mines manufactured in Iran as ammunition.
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  1. NAV-STAR
    NAV-STAR April 18 2016 11: 19
    +12
    A fishless fish and cancer ... Although a machine gun was in good hands and capable)))
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr April 18 2016 11: 21
      +14
      The old horse does not spoil the furrow. Fight what is good. In WWII, the three-line Mosin was used with might and main.
      1. tiredwithall
        tiredwithall April 18 2016 11: 24
        +1
        Well, at least they used a cornflower.
        1. 73bor
          73bor April 18 2016 11: 49
          +8
          The "Vasilka" has a small caliber, but here it feels like a full-fledged air raid!
          1. cniza
            cniza April 18 2016 11: 54
            +3
            Quote: NAV-STAR
            A fishless fish and cancer ... Although a machine gun was in good hands and capable)))


            And they’re not bad at war.
            1. Andrey Skokovsky
              Andrey Skokovsky April 18 2016 14: 34
              +4
              Mortar M-160 and not only
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          3. dmi.pris
            dmi.pris April 18 2016 13: 06
            +1
            But ("Cornflower") is small and daring .. Automatic, you know ..
        2. Sharapov
          Sharapov April 18 2016 12: 09
          +8
          Do not compare elephant and pug. Mine 41 kg and 3 kg - two BAAL differences. Their tactics and goals are completely different. The 160th is a serious comrade in capable hands.
        3. avt
          avt April 18 2016 13: 07
          +4
          Quote: tiredwithall
          Well, at least they used a cornflower.

          laughing 82mm vs 160mm - feel the difference.
          Quote: NAV-STAR
          Fishlessness and cancer.

          wassat Yes, in trained hands, whom he wants to put cancer. It’s a bit heavy in movement, but the thing good With ammunition, the Syrians probably have questions, although they can do it themselves, it is not a great trick, tea is not "Kitolov" what.
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      3. Ezhaak
        Ezhaak April 18 2016 12: 59
        +3
        Quote: oleg-gr
        In WWII, the three-line Mosin was used with might and main

        It is now planned to be used in the Ukrainian army with a modern body kit.
      4. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris April 18 2016 13: 05
        0
        She is now used (a mosquito) is used .. As a hunting.
        Quote: oleg-gr
        The old horse does not spoil the furrow. Fight what is good. In WWII, the three-line Mosin was used with might and main.
    2. Error
      Error April 18 2016 11: 27
      -1
      Yeah cool! but Pinocchio that with something watched the video as in Syria a full salvo gave an impressive sight! Especially when rockers covered the already formed cloud! It seems that you are not on earth, but on Jupiter where there is a cloud with incessant flashes
    3. Andrey K
      Andrey K April 18 2016 12: 17
      +8
      I would not say that the M-160 is a small fish, a mortar is nothing. And despite the fact that the sample is 1943, it rolls in that "mom do not cry" belay
      They entered service in Syria under the late Hafiz al-Assad - the father of Bashar al-Assad. Together with them, ours handed over to the Syrians a certain amount of M-46 (130th howitzer). Please note that they use it quite successfully, although it was developed in the 40s.
      1. vch62388
        vch62388 April 18 2016 12: 56
        +2
        Horses, people mixed in a heap ... M-160, unlike its progenitor MT-13 mod. 1944 was "born" in 1949, taking into account the experience of the war. The 130 mm M-46 is a CANNON. Both systems, although outdated, are quite capable of shooting around the world.
        Teach materiel.
        1. Andrey K
          Andrey K April 18 2016 14: 03
          +5
          Not from Wikipedia:
          "The 160-mm mortar was adopted by the Red Army in 1943, hence its designation" 160-mm mortar of the 1943 model. "Initially, it was considered as a means of direct fire support, the release of which requires minimal production capacity; however, it soon became clear that this After the end of World War II, changes were made to the design of the mortar, including the installation of a longer barrel; the result was a 160-mm M-160 mortar. "
          And about the M-46 it was sealed up, it stood in front of the D-20 gases (a 152-mm howitzer gun), and that's what it called a howitzer. My jamb, I admit.
          1. zennon
            zennon April 18 2016 19: 13
            +2
            Quote: Andrey K
            And about the M-46 it was sealed up, it stood in front of the D-20 gases (a 152-mm howitzer gun), and that's what it called a howitzer. My jamb, I admit.

            Now it’s clear. Do not swear. I’ll make peace with you on another topic. The other day, the Latvians billed us for the "Soviet occupation". 185 billion euros. What do you think: M-160 and M-46 will help the cause?
            1. Andrey K
              Andrey K April 19 2016 07: 49
              +6
              I think that it is not worth even trying either for the M-160 or the M-46. Moreover, countries are so large that a shell or mine can safely fly across them and land somewhere in "old" Europe wassat . So far they have been calculating, already a third of the population have lost. We will play along with them, even if they’re still harnessing, while they’re finished counting, only Russians will remain in the Baltic states good
    4. igor.borov775
      igor.borov775 April 19 2016 10: 43
      +1
      Hello!! That's right. The weapon is powerful but it needs to be in a museum. Time already dictates that this unit is out of date. A little movable to hide is very difficult. The range is weak. Now drones are flying in full swing and it’s very easy to detect this unit. When you read about such units, you understand that the ATS is already throwing everything there is. It would be a three-line and it was being used. It’s just a statement that the army has completely exhausted all its resources. new weapons systems are very difficult. We know the Syrian Express is plowing at full strength. There is simply no other way. The troops are moving out there expelling the Babaev. It would have been written here but they have good weapons. Without aviation, the Syrians would have been much harder. We wish you success in fight against this nightmare that lasts so long.
  2. Stalker.1977
    Stalker.1977 April 18 2016 11: 25
    +3
    According to unofficial data, the Syrians also use mines manufactured in Iran as ammunition.

    Well Duc, but where else can they take mines what
  3. Very old
    Very old April 18 2016 11: 25
    0
    So Katkov or Romanov?

    An old one, of course, a device, but this is not the main thing. M-160 and today can work effectively
    Our mortars since Port Arthur have served with dignity
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 18 2016 11: 32
    +1
    In the war they did it for war, but they didn’t saw the loot, which is why the veteran is still in service. Our gunsmith is beyond praise. Behind the near-weapon plankton, an eye and an eye are needed so that they would not be naughty. And everything will be normal.
  5. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets April 18 2016 11: 35
    +1
    Anything to beat a reptile will do.
  6. Lens
    Lens April 18 2016 11: 39
    +2
    So gorgeous thing, I'll tell you! I wonder why he still did not sketch in the Donbas? ....
    1. igor.borov775
      igor.borov775 April 19 2016 10: 54
      0
      Yes, just this device will be quickly spotted and calmed down unfortunately. There, in the Donbass, the front edge is very saturated with trunks. plus now drones rule. There is a stubborn struggle with these little birds. Read reviews from this theater of operations.
  7. Yarik76
    Yarik76 April 18 2016 11: 41
    0
    The well-deserved "tuba" has never seen this device before.
  8. black
    black April 18 2016 11: 41
    +3
    The technique is simple, reliable and very effective. Good luck.
  9. Verdun
    Verdun April 18 2016 11: 53
    0
    M-160 is a simple, but very combat-ready technique in skilled hands. What is called - cheap and cheerful.
  10. Pig
    Pig April 18 2016 12: 20
    -1
    in the mountains the thing is not interchangeable
  11. sub307
    sub307 April 18 2016 12: 20
    +1
    The performance characteristics of the mortar M-160 model 1949

    Battle crew 7 people
    Total combat weight 1300 kg
    Travel length 4,86 m
    Travel width 2,03 m
    Travel height 1,69 m
    Maximum firing range 8050 m (conventional FM)
    The maximum angle of declination / elevation, degrees + 50 / + 80
    Horizontal angle, hail 24
    Carriage speed on the highway, km / h to 50
    Rate of fire, rounds / min 3
  12. Taygerus
    Taygerus April 18 2016 13: 03
    +2
    such a concrete shaitan pipe, there’s exactly a blow like from an air bomb, good luck to the Syrians, give you GOD!
  13. Tibaliti
    Tibaliti April 18 2016 13: 41
    +2
    I go fishing in those parts, sometimes I can see the equipment, etc.
  14. carabiner sks
    carabiner sks April 18 2016 14: 45
    0
    No, guys, you need to be more critical of the news. For example, the article "M-160 in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine" would now be published, the comments would be completely different - they say, they are completely Ukrainians, they use such old stuff ... That's me, for the sake of objectivity.
    1. 31rus2
      31rus2 April 18 2016 15: 26
      +1
      Dear, you are ahead, I agree with you, if someone else used it, then immediately "rarity", and then just a miracle of technology, for a trench war with ISIS, of course it will go, otherwise the place is in the museum
  15. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn April 18 2016 15: 46
    0
    Quote: Lens
    So gorgeous thing, I'll tell you! I wonder why he still did not sketch in the Donbas? ....


    as of 2009 in service with the Armed Forces was only 1ed. M-160
  16. Denimax
    Denimax April 18 2016 16: 04
    0
    It would be necessary to put on a self-propelled chassis and increase the rate of fire.
  17. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha April 18 2016 19: 36
    0
    You can say great-grandfather is fighting and throwing mines is still not close. And with skillful guidance, you can send many bandits to the forefathers.