GunshipDemocracy Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:53 am
57mm as AAD: Self-propelled anti-aircraft installation will create a platform "kurganets-25"
MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. Concern "tractor plants" plans to install anti-aircraft gun platform "kurganets-25", announced on 8 June TASS the representative of the press service of the concern.
"On a unified medium tracked platform "kurganets-25" planned to create a family of promising floating armored vehicles. There is a willingness to cooperate with the main developers of specimens of this family and their willingness to modify the platform to fit their requirements. For example, it is planned to create a fighting machine anti-aircraft artillery complex (calibre 57 mm
)," - said the Agency interlocutor.Earlier in the concern TASS reported that on the basis of Kurgancha" will create a self-propelled artillery gun caliber 120 mm.
Platform "kurganets-25" is one of the heavy "Armata", middle "Boomerang" and easy "Typhoon". Now on its basis created infantry fighting vehicle, shown at the Victory day parade in Moscow on 9 may. It is assumed that the mass production of the armored vehicles could begin in 2017 or 2018.
Steel research Institute: armor "Armata" invulnerable to existing anti-tank missiles
Now the army and Marines are armed with self-propelled anti-aircraft gun ZSU-23-4 "Shilka", which was produced in 1964. "Shilka" is equipped with four 23-mm cannons and designed to destroy air targets at ranges of up to 2.5 km and a height of up to 1.5 km, flying at speeds up to 450 meters per second.and here from Gurkhan´s blog about 57mm:
http://gurkhan.blogspot.com/2015/01/57.htmlhttp://gurkhan.blogspot.com/2015/01/57.htmland here from 2012 about AAD options for land forces 57mm selfpropelled guns and new ammo.
Kinda Sprut for land forces?
Nahh... more like the Vena for land forces.
The Sprut... or light tank version of Kurganets will have a 125mm main gun.
Hope that Sprut like light tank on Kurganets will go to Marines