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    Re: 2S4 Tyulpan and 2S7 Pion

    Post  eehnie on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:53 pm

    MonkeymodelBananaRepublic wrote:From the discussion i can see the clear use and niche role the 2s4 has. Though i am not sure what niche role the 2s7 has - i know it might be clear to others but its not so in my mind.

    I mean if it can fire 90-100km .... so can mrls
    If it can deliver large shell 203mm so do mrls 220mm and 300mm

    Im not clear on what 2s7 niche role is

    I have read thay they are being used in large number by ukraine - does anyone have any information on their combat  performance in that conflict so far?

    How is the 2s4 and m240 doing in syria?

    Replacing 2s7 by 2s35 or 2s19 in your comment, the sense would not change. Under this argument the entire military concept of artillery would be questioned. The answer to your question is in the differences between the mrls systems and the traditional artillery.

    The performance of the 2S7 in the war of Ukraine seems positive. The loses of these systems have bee smaller than in other cases.

    About the 2S4 M-240 are present in very low amounts in Syria. Surely doing well too.

    Surely both experiences are related with the recent increasing of the numbers of 2S4 and 2S7 in active service in Russia.
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    Re: 2S4 Tyulpan and 2S7 Pion

    Post  eehnie on Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:46 am

    I expect to see new weapons to replace the 2S4 and the 2S7 based on the armata platform.

    In fact I expect 3, 2 of 203mm and one of 240mm:

    - 240mm: To replace the 2S4, I would expect a weapon that can combine direct and indirect fire in the mortar style. A weapon in line with the phylosophy of the weapon of 120mm.
    - 203mm: A new weapon of 203mm following the same phylosophy.
    - 203mm: To replace the 2S7, I would expect a weapon for long range direct fire. As long as possible.

    Of course following the current standards on protection of the crew, authomatic internal load,...

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