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2B14 Podnos
2B14 Podnos at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum.jpg
2B14 Podnos mortar at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum
Type Mortar
Place of origin USSR
Service history
In service 1980s
Wars Lebanese Civil War
Syrian Civil War
War in Donbass
Production history
Designed 1983
Manufacturer Nizni Novgorod Engineering Plant
Specifications
Weight 41.88 kg (92.3 lb)
Crew 4

Shell 3.14 kg (6 lb 15 oz) HE
Caliber 82 mm (3.2 in)
Carriage 2F510 2x1 wheeled transport chassis, GAZ-66 4×4 truck (prime mover)
Elevation 45°–85°
Traverse ±8° (without bipod repositioning)
Rate of fire 24-30 rounds per minute
Effective firing range Minimum: 0.08 km (0.050 mi)
Maximum: 4.27 km (2.65 mi)

The 2B14 Podnos (2Б14 "Поднос") is a Soviet 82mm mortar. The 2B14 was designed in early 1980s as a light indirect fire weapon for the use of airborne and other light infantry forces.[1] Despite the intent to field the 2B14 with light infantry units, the 2B14 appears to have been fielded with regular motor rifle units as well at a scale of six per battalion.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • 2B14 (2Б14)
  • 2B14-1 (2Б14-1-1)

Operators[edit]

Map with 2B14 operators in blue with former operators in red

Current operators[edit]

Former operators[edit]

References[edit]


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