Benya Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:19 am
The 240mm self-propelled mortar carrier 2S4 Tyulpan continues to be in service with Russian army.
A large-caliber artillery battalion with an Eastern Military District field artillery large unit stationed in the Primorsky Territory has conducted field training with 2S4 Tyulpan
240mm mortar carrier, the district’s spokesman, Navy Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev, told TASS.
Russian army 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm mortar carrier at field training exercise.
"The battalion was put on alert and quickly deployed to the assigned area. While on the march, the artillerymen negotiated simulated NBC-contaminated areas and repelled an attack by a simulated enemy commando outfit. Having completed the march on their organic vehicles, the troops trained to deploy their 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars in firing positions and engage the enemy at varying range, while displacing to alternate positions repeatedly to dodge the simulated enemy’s counterbattery fires," Matveyev said.
Despite its age, the 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm tracked armoured vehicle self-propelled mortar carrier continues to be in service with the Russian army artillery units. It entered in service with the former Soviet army in 1975.
The 240-mm 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortar is designed to deal with strengthened fortifications, buildings sheltering enemy troops and vehicles, command posts, tube, rocket and missile artillery batteries and other materiel inaccessible to direct fire.
The mortar is fired by either electrical or mechanical means and two basic types of 240 mm mortar bomb are fired. A conventional high-explosive fragmentation bomb (3OF-864)
, which weighs 130 kg
and has a maximum range of 9,650 m
, and a high-explosive fragmentation rocket-assisted projectile weighing 228 kg
with a maximum range of 18,000 m
. Minimum range is 800 m
The 240 mm mortar has powered elevation from +50 to +80º
with powered traverse of 10º left and right
. The rate of fire at +60°
elevation is 1
round in 62 sec.
round every 77 sec.