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    Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) tank manufacturer

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    Stealthflanker

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    Re: Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) tank manufacturer

    Post  Stealthflanker on Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:55 pm

    Seems A-Kholoptov wasn't really happy with the sudden release of that image with apparently other people's watermark, based on what he wrote on his blog.
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    Re: Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) tank manufacturer

    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:58 am

    Yes, its a 2A42 installed rotated around its axis in a similar fashion to the one installed on Ka-52. It can fire co-axially to the main gun or as you can see, elevate independently.
    As others pointed out, the way it is mounted could be an effort to reduce the impact of the muzzle flash on the nearby gunner sight.

    Actually the way it is positioned It looks like when it is level the muzzle would be very close the the gun mantlet... but looking closely it looks like it is side on so the muzzle flash that normally comes out sideways would go vertically and directly down in this setup...

    Looking at the armoured cover on the gunner sight... the way it opens the open cover would provide protection from any muzzle blast from the cannon I suspect... there looks to be a coaxial MG mounted next to the 30mm cannon, which would make a lot of sense... this is a heavy tank for operating in tough environments like urban areas so a high elevation 30mm cannon along with a rifle calibre machine gun would allow the tank crew to shoot at targets high up on upper floors of buildings with 30mm cannon fire and 30 cal MG rounds... a very useful feature...


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