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    BTR-80/82A and variants: News

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    BTR-80/82A and variants: News - Page 16 Empty Re: BTR-80/82A and variants: News

    Post  Hole Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:21 pm

    BTR-80/82A and variants: News - Page 16 Scree816
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    Post  GarryB Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:53 am

    The 2S9 NONA was a very popular vehicle because the 120mm mortar is a very powerful weapon and the tracked BMD chassis gave it good mobility.

    I would guess this 2S23 version based on the BTR chassis would also have excellent mobility and excellent fire power near the front line as long as there were decent road networks...

    It is always a compromise between shell weight and rate of fire... an 82mm version with the four round clip of the Vasilek mortar replaced by a continuous belt feed would be rather interesting trading bomb weight for rate of fire, while a shift up in calibre to the 160mm mortars they used in the mountains with its 40kg rounds was quite devastating but not as big and awkward as the 240mm mortars with their 130kg bombs.

    The 82mm bombs were 4-6kg and the 120mm rounds were about 16kgs.. and with modern electronics and more precise aiming mechanisms would give the accuracy to make the bombs even more effective than they have previously been.


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