I quite agree i this could also be good at long range fire support for ground troops, park this behind a large mound of earth and let rip. Would make short work of AFV's
Wouldn't want too big a pile of dirt as they are high velocity flat shooting guns...
If the Bahman's ammunitions reaches 1.800 m/s, and they could overpass 10.000 meters altitude, it could be a redoubtable danger for any western fighter bombers, including the F-22. US Air Force could jam SAM missiles, but hardly AAA.
Much easier to use S-300 for that.
The 57mm shell this weapon uses is very powerful and would defeat even the best armoured aircraft with one or two shots... with guided shells and being tied in to an air defence network it would be a very effective system for bringing down cruise missiles... I would add a laser rangefinder and EO ball and change it from a 4 round clip feed to a fully automatic belt feed with an unmanned turret.
As it is it is a cheap powerful ground support and light anti aircraft system. I would not waste ammo firing at very long range targets without guided shells... this vehicle likely carries about 300 rounds, so only firing at targets within about 5km would make sure you get hits.
Does russia have something like that ? Is it effective against cruise or anti ship missiles ?
they are developing guided shells for their 57mm naval guns, though I suspect the same guided shells in larger calibres will be even more effective and more powerful.
They are also introducing a new high velocity 57mm gun for use against enemy IFVs that also uses guided rounds.
they also have rounds with timed fuses to detonate over targets... for their 125mm tank guns... ANIET.
Yes, see our discussion about iranian ZSU-57-2 dubbed "Bahman" above. But Russia, seems to give up AAA, and prefer to bet on missiles. However there are other solutions like SA-19 Grison -dubbed Tunkuska-, and SA-22 Greyhound - dubbed Pantsir-.
The naval tunguska is called Kashtan and Kashtan-M and they also have Palma and soon Pantsir-M, and also Morfei.
Not to mention proximity fused rounds in 76mm and 100mm and 130mm calibres.
Its mainly used as naval gun, rather than "air defence gun", USSR had in same caliber ЗИФ-75 but it did not survive to this day i belive, was around till 90s but it was not nearly "advanced" as the Bofors you are wondering about.
Russians switched to "bigger" guns mostly 76mm and 100/120mm on bigger ships.
Atm closest that Russia is active in fielding is AK-176 76mm gun, however its direct counterpart would be Otobreda Melara 76mm.
It should be actually fairly effective aganist aerial targets due to its very high rate of fire, FCS and programmable ammunition.
AFAIK the Russians have a new 57mm gun for naval use that will use the new guided shells developed for the Army, and no doubt include a HE round with a time fuse like they developed for their 30mm cannons and 125mm cannons.