2B14 Podnos

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. 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.

Country Name Origin Year
Russia (USSR) 1980
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Russia (USSR) View

Type Mortar
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1980s
Wars 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)

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