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    Russian Gun Artillery: Discussion Thread

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Wed May 27, 2020 3:11 pm

    George1 wrote:Tests of a prototype 120 mm self-propelled mortar MZ-204 "Highlander"

    As reported on May 26, 2020, the TASS news agency, the MZ-204 Highlander self-propelled mortar, developed on the basis of the Tiger multipurpose wheeled armored car, passed factory tests. This was stated by TASS General Director of the Military Industrial Company (VPK), which produces the Tiger, Alexander Krasovitsky.

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    A prototype of the 120 mm MZ-204 Highlander self-propelled mortar complex developed by PJSC Motovilikhinskiye Zavody based on the Tiger-M security car at the exposition of the Science and Technology Forum for Law Enforcement Advanced Technologies Scientific and Technical Forum. Krasnogorsk (Moscow region), May 2017 (c) sdelanounas.ru


    “This project [Highlander] is at the stage of studying the results of factory tests of a prototype by specialists of law enforcement agencies,” Krasovitsky informed, noting that the work on creating the Highlander was carried out on an initiative basis.

    As the head of the military-industrial complex noted, the MZ-204 Highlander self-propelled mortar is a Tiger armored car with a 120-mm artillery system mounted at the stern of the vehicle with electric guidance in elevation and azimuth. "The main advantage of this development over foreign counterparts is the location of the combat crew of the system inside the Tiger armored corps during firing," Krasovitsky said.

    According to him, the Highlander operates in a fully automated mode and can receive target designation data from unmanned aerial vehicles. "The situation, the data about the goals are displayed on the color multifunctional LCD monitor of the calculation commander," added Krasovitsky.

    The head of the military-industrial complex emphasized that the Highlander could use adjustable ammunition, in particular the 120-mm high-precision guided mine Gran.

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    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4039234.html

    would have been good to see it in operation am curious how is being loaded, fired, etc. with Gran rounds this could be a good assassination weapon for high ranking officers attending the front lines.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu May 28, 2020 5:35 am

    Looks like the crew in the cabin probably muzzle load it when the weapon is raised with the muzzle against the hole in the rear of the cabin...

    My worry would be elevation limitations with the cabin located so close.

    The base plate on the rear deck suggests the gun can be dismounted and used separately if needed I suspect.

    Interesting...

    The turret mounted model for the 120mm is obviously too big and bulky for such a light vehicle, but the bombs a 120mm fire are significantly bigger and heavier than an 82mm bomb... of course with an 82mm you could use a four round clip with a Vasilek and some sort of belt feed should be possible with a turret mounted gun, but I would suspect a 120mm is just too heavy for man handling more than one round at a time...
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    Post  Hole on Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:06 pm

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:03 am

    Nice.

    The BTR-80 series has very good mobility and adequate armour, and a 120mm mortar is a 120mm mortar... has plenty of punch.

    The larger vehicle should be able to carry more ready to use ammo including guided missiles like Gran, and the modified Kitilov (122mm) previously used by the D-30 gun.

    The new commanders cuppola with a machine gun mount is interesting too...
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:12 am

    Ah, that is a 2S23 Nona-SVK if anyone was wondering.


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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:20 pm

    http://roe.ru/eng/catalog/land-forces/missile-systems-multiple-rocket-launchers-mrl-atgm-systems-and-field-artillery-guns/nona-svk/

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