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    eehnie

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    Re: Russian Gun Artillery: Discussion Thread

    Post  eehnie on Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:37 am

    George1 wrote:Russian is developing artillery piece Magnolia on tracked chassis for Arctic

    A self-propelled artillery piece Magnolia on an articulated armored tracked chassis is being developed for army units deployed in Arctic areas

    MOSCOW, November 23. /TASS/. A self-propelled artillery piece Magnolia on an articulated armored tracked chassis is being developed for army units deployed in Arctic areas, the chief of the Defense Ministry’s Missile and Artillery Department, Lieutenant-General Nikolai Parshin said at a meeting of top officials responsible for the material and logistic support for the Russian Armed Forces.

    "In 2017 alone 30 missile and artillery pieces were adopted for service. Research and development work proceeded on more than 50 missile and artillery projects. At the moment work is in progress on hardware for units deployed in the rigorous Arctic climate. On the list armaments there is a 120-mm self-propelled artillery piece Magnolia on an armored articulated tracked chassis and an air defense missile system Tor-M2DT mounted on the snow and marshland vehicle DT-30MP," Paqrshin said.

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    http://tass.com/defense/977182

    This is interesting. It means a serious testing of a potential new platform for warfare for the arctic region.
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    Re: Russian Gun Artillery: Discussion Thread

    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:40 pm

    I wonder if they will put a Vena like turret and ammo on one of the vehicle chassis of the DT-30MP vehicle with the crew in the other, or if they will use a new unmanned turret and ammo on one vehicle chassis and the crew in the other vehicle.

    Either way a 120mm rifled gun/mortar would be a potent weapon system...


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    Re: Russian Gun Artillery: Discussion Thread

    Post  eehnie on Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:16 pm

    Then we are completing the view about the most recent artillery projects:

      2S12A 120mm Tigr platform

     2S25 Sprut-SDM-1 125mm BMD-4M platform

     2S35 152mm Armata platform

     2S35-1 152mm Truck platform

     2S36 120mm Tigr platform

     2S37 152mm BMD-4M platform

     2S38 057mm BMP-3 platform

     2S39 120mm DT-30 platform (to be confirmed)

     2S40 120mm Truck platform

     2S41 082mm Typhoon-VDV 4x4 platform

     2S42 120mm BMD-4M platform


    Bolded and in red the weapons that are a safe bet to be present in the Russian Armed Forces in the future.

    While I do not expect more options on BMD-4M platform, taking into account that they tried a 152mm and likely failed to resist, since the 2S43 we should have a good number of projects on the Armata, Kurganets and Bumerang platforms, that makes many of these to have very low options of going forward in the Russian Armed Forces.

    The 2S25 Sprut-SDM-1 should have a redesignation. 2S25 makes look this weapon older than it is, and makes look it a variant instead of a weapon on a new platform.

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