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2B9 Vasilek Russian 82mm Towed Gun-Mortar

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"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_Bosnia and Herzegovina"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Croatia"
"PRO_Hungary"
"PRO_Montenegro"
"PRO_Poland"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
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notes"The 2B9, also known as ‘Vasilyek’ in Russian, is an 82 mm towed mortar howitzer that can fire muzzle-loaded fixed charges at a high angle, and separate loading ammunition from the breach in low angle fire. The 2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower) is an automatic 82 mm gun-mortar developed in the Soviet Union in 1967 and fielded with the Soviet Army in 1970. It was based on the F-82 automatic mortar. Unlike conventional mortars, the 2B9 can fire in single and automatic mode using four-round clips. Rounds can be loaded from either the muzzle or the breach. Because of its wheeled carriage, the 2B9 resembles a light artillery piece more than a conventional mortar. The 2B9 was used in Afghanistan by Soviet units and is still found in Russian airmobile infantry units. In the fighting in Afghanistan, Soviet units found the 2B9 to be a versatile and useful weapon. The 2B9 can fire high-explosive, armor-piercing, and smoke shells, as well as flares. The armor-piercing projectile, which weighs 3.1 kg, has a 75 g warhead that can penetrate 100mm of armor. Upon blast, the shell produces 400 to 600 fragments. The 2B9 can be towed but is usually carried on a modified GAZ-66. By 1988, the 2B9 was also deployed as a self-propelled weapon by mounting the gun-mortar in the rear of an MT-LB armored personnel carrier. During the Syrian Civil War, the 2B9M Vasilek was used by the Syrian Armed Forces, Kurdish People's Protection Units, and the Islamist group Ansar al-Sham. The latter used a 2B9M automatic mortar near Mount Chalma, Kesab district."
dateOfIntroduction1971
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Bosnia and Herzegovina, CFE Treaty, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine"
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"2B9_Vasilek_Russian_82mm_(B).jpg"
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name"Alternative Designation"
value"2B9 Vasilek"
name"Type"
value"Gun/Mortar"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Bolshevik Plant, Norinco, Diósgyőri Gépgyár"
name"Caliber"
value"82 mm"
name"Crew"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Armament"
value"1 × carriage mounted 82mm mortar"
name"Elevation"
value"+85° (1511mils)/-1° (-18mils)"
name"Traverse"
value"60° (1067mils) (30° left/30° right)"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"170rds/min (maximum; 120 rds/min practical)"
name"Maximum Range"
value"4,270 m"
name"Minimum Range"
value"800 m"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, In Transport Configuration"
value"4.115 m"
name"Width, In Transport Configuration"
value"1.576 m"
name"Height"
value"1.18 m"
name"Weight"
value"645 kg"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.26 m"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Maximum Towed Speed"
value"60 km/h"
name"Protection"
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name"Shield"
value"No"
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