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    2S42 “Lotos” 120mm Self-Propelled Gun

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    Post  dino00 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:08 pm

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    Post  dino00 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:11 pm

    Increased ammunition
    The ammunition of the CJSC "Lotos" is doubled compared with its predecessor 2S9 "Nona". The chief designer of "Lotus" Veniamin Schastlivtsev told the journalists about it on the premiere of the gun.

    Nona’s” ammunition is 20 shots, here [on the Lotus] - almost twice as many, ”Schastlivtsev said.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:21 pm

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    Lotos self-propelled artillery system


    Russia is developing the 2S42 Lotos air-droppable floating self-propelled artillery gun to boost the firepower of the Airborne Force and replace operational 2S9 Nona 120mm self-propelled artillery-mortar systems.

    The artillery gun is mounted on the chassis of the BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle. As the Rostec press office reported, the new artillery vehicle weighs 18 tonnes, can develop a maximum speed of 70 km/h, operates a 450hp engine and has a cruising range of no less than 500 km.

    The artillery system has a crew of four, a rate of fire of six-eight rounds per minute and a firing range of 13 km. The preparation and delivery of fire are maximally automated.

    The Lotos is a follow-up and a replacement of the Zauralets project, which was aimed at developing a new self-propelled artillery gun for the Airborne Force to boost the paratroopers’ firepower and maneuverable capabilities. The Lotos system will be furnished with a 120 mm gun as its basic armament while its artillery round will be heavily upgraded to be slightly behind the 152mm shell by its firepower.


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    Post  dino00 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:47 pm

    The firing range of the newest CAO "Lotos" can be increased

    For the Lotos self-propelled artillery gun developed at TsNIItochmash of the Rostec State Corporation in the interests of the Airborne Forces, an adjustable ammunition with a range of up to 20 kilometers can be created. About this in an interview with "Star" said the chief designer of the CAO Veniamin Schastlivtsev.

    “At the moment we are using the Kitolov-2 projectile with a range of 10-13 kilometers. But there are studies, and we go with them, on the creation of ammunition, which will increase the firing range of up to 20 kilometers, ”said Schastlivtsev.

    https://tvzvezda.ru/news/opk/content/201965172-DWfOY.html
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    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:47 pm

    Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec announced in April that the serial production of the new artillery system for the Airborne Force would begin in 2020

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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:19 am


    Judging by this photo I'd be more inclined to assume that it will be sent to a junkyard rather than mass production...
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:38 am

    It is an airborne vehicle that is in many ways comparable to the 2S1 and indeed the 2S34 replacement.

    It should be able to fire the 120mm Gran guided shell, but clearly it can also fire the 122mm Kitolov guided round previously used by the 2S1 and D-30 towed 122mm artillery pieces.

    So basically it is in effect a combination of 2S1, 2S34, and Nona and Vena all wrapped into a tiny vehicle that can be air dropped... yeah, I understand why you hate it PD... looks like a good vehicle.
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    Post  dino00 on Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:23 am

    New long-range planning projectile will create for self-propelled gun "Lotus"

    The chief designer of "Lotus" Veniamin Schastlivtsev noted that the maximum range can be up to 25 km


    A new controlled active-reactive planning projectile (cipher Glissad) with a range of up to 25 km is being created for the prospective self-propelled artillery gun (SAO) of the VDV Lotos developed by TsNIITOCHMASH (part of Rostec). About this at the forum "Army-2019" said the chief designer of the "Lotus" Veniamin Schastlivtsev.

    “Our proposal is to put this type of work, the Glissad code, with controlled active-reactive planning ammunition. The maximum range can be obtained at 25 km,” said Schastlivtsev.

    When developing the "Glissade", it is proposed to use the developments obtained earlier when creating new ammunition for the promising 152-mm self-propelled artillery system "Coalition".


    "At the same time, we assume that this work should be developed on the basis of the homing head of an ammunition with a large controlled range, which is now being developed in a 152 mm caliber for the Coalition-BP," said the designer.

    According to him, at one time exactly the same decision was made when developing the previous generation of high-precision weapons.

    “Krasnopol’s munition was developed in a 152 mm caliber, the KBP developed, and then Kitolov-2, which we have today, was developed under the same homing head,” Schastlivtsev explained.


    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6604621

    It's the same person who talked about 20km range some posts above...
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    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:08 pm

    Russian paratroopers’ self-propelled artillery gun to undergo dynamic drop tests


    The Lotos is a follow-up and a replacement of the Zauralets project, which was aimed at developing a new self-propelled artillery gun for the Airborne Force to boost the paratroopers’ firepower and maneuverable capabilities


    MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. The Moscow Design and Production Center Universal (part of Technodinamika Group within the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) will hold dynamic drop tests of the Lotos self-propelled artillery gun being developed for Russia’s Airborne Force, Company CEO Ivan Androsov said on Wednesday.

    The dynamic drop tests will simulate the conditions of air-dropping the artillery gun with the help of the landing craft and assess its technical condition after the landing.

    "Universal is currently taking part in this R&D work. We have made a set of the landing system for this gun to confirm the possibility of air-dropping this weapon and are planning to hold dynamic drop tests before the end of the year," Androsov informed.

    Russia is developing the 2S42 Lotos air-droppable floating self-propelled artillery gun to boost the firepower of the Airborne Force and replace operational 2S9 Nona 120mm self-propelled artillery-mortar systems.

    The Lotos is a follow-up and a replacement of the Zauralets project, which was aimed at developing a new self-propelled artillery gun for the Airborne Force to boost the paratroopers’ firepower and maneuverable capabilities. The Lotos system will be furnished with a 120mm gun as its basic armament while its artillery round will be heavily upgraded to be slightly behind the 152mm shell by its firepower.

    The artillery gun is mounted on the chassis of the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle. As the Rostec press office reported, the new artillery vehicle weighs 18 tonnes, can develop a maximum speed of 70km/h, operates a 450hp engine and has a cruising range of no less than 500km.

    The artillery system has a crew of four, a rate of fire of six-eight rounds per minute and a firing range of 13km. The preparation and delivery of fire are maximally automated.

    Along with the Lotos system, Russia is developing a Zavet-D new artillery fire control vehicle. Both systems will feature the ability to be transported by military transport aircraft and air-dropped by a parachute.

    https://tass.com/defense/1087175

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