The Russian Army’s Super ‘2S4 Tyulpan’


The Russian Army’s Super ‘2S4 Tyulpan’
The Russian Army’s Super ‘2S4 Tyulpan’

The 2S4 Tyulpan was seen by the west for the first time in 1975, and so received the NATO designation M-1975, whereas its official designation is 2S4.
The 2S4 a laser-guided round consistently destroyed targets quickly, precisely, and with only a few rounds.
The 2S4 Tyulpan designs is based on the GMZ tracked minelaying vehicle carrying an externally mounted M-240 240 mm breech-loading mortar on the rear of the hull.
The 2S4 has a slow rate of fire, only one round per minute. This is due to the large size of the mortar and the weight of its ammunition
The 2S4s crew consist of a driver and the commander, plus an additional 3 support troops are needed to operate the mortar. The additional troops are usually carried by a separate armored personnel carrier.

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