Russian Armed Forces are deploying its large atomic mortars to the border with Ukraine, in keeping with movies posted on social media.
Earlier final week, video footage had emerged on social media of the Russian 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars moving toward the border with Ukraine. The heavy artillery methods had been spotted on the railway station in Kropotkin, Krasnodar area.
The 2S4 Tyulpan, additionally identified at West because the M-1975, is a Soviet design 240-mm self-propelled mortar.
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The heavy mortar mounted on a tracked, self-propelled chassis. A hydraulic system raises and lowers the tube from the carrying place to the firing place. As was customary, the self-propelled artillery system was christened with an alpha-numeric designator (the 2S4) and the title of a flower (the Tulip).
Due to the massive dimension, it might probably hearth high-explosive, incendiary, guided, cluster, neutron and nuclear warheads, a few of that are able to hitting targets at a distance of about 20 km. It also can hearth the “Smel’chak” (“Daredevil”), a laser-guided spherical.
The 2S4 self-propelled mortars had been virtually faraway from service, with round 430 of those weapons remaining in Russia, saved in storage at army bases, however since 2016 they had been partially returned to service.
In addition, earlier in November 2017, Russian media reported the Urals Transport Engineering Plant (Uraltransmash) modernized a batch of distinctive self-propelled mortars, which for a very long time had been in reserve. According to the native media, the precise variety of upgraded self-propelled mortars is saved secret, however it’s noteworthy that the challenge has been began in 2016.
In December 2017, the artillery brigade of the 2nd mixed arms military stationed within the Orenburg area has formally acquired the primary batch of 8 upgraded 2S4 self-propelled mortars.
Russian 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars on the railway station in Kropotkin pic.twitter.com/pYvHS1okfT
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