Month: August 2021

203mm 2S7 (2S7M) PION (MALKA) SELF-PROPELLED CANNON

http://militaryforces.ru/weapon-3-55-314.html

Designed to defeat isolated distant critical targets and demolish fortifications.

This self-propelled cannon is a turretless mount. Provision is made for manual loading with mechanized ramming. In firing, the gunner is stationed outside the armored hull. The mount is fitted with a recoil spade.

Basic Characteristics
Firing range (HEF projectile/RAP), km:
maximum
37.5/47.5
minimum
10
Rate of fire, rds/min
1.5 (2.5)
Elevation, deg
from 0 to +60
Traverse, deg
30
HEF projectile weight, kg
110
Mount weight, t
46
Crew
7
Unit of fire (onboard ammunition load), rds
40 (4/8)