Russia put the ‘world’s most powerful’ self-propelled mortar 2S4 Tyulpan into the Donetsk battlefield

Russia put the world's most powerful self-propelled mortar 2S4 Tyulpan into the Donetsk battlefield - Photo 1.

Self-propelled mortar “world’s most powerful” 2S4 Tyulpan – Photo: WIKIPEDIA

Soldiers of the 1st Slavic brigade attacked the ammunition depot of the Ukrainian army with the world’s most powerful self-propelled mortar 2S4 Tyulpan, RIA Novosti news.

An operator informed the mortar team of the exact location of Ukraine and provided them with coordinates. The ceiling of a military building was pierced by a large 240mm bullet. This shell also caused the Ukrainian army’s ammunition to explode.

2S4 Tyulpan (also known as Tulip) is the largest mortar system in the world. The system has destroyed fortifications on several battlefields worldwide, including Afghanistan, Syria, Israel, Chechnya and Ukraine.

According to the news site Eurasian Timesthe successful destruction of Ukraine’s defenses with Tulip mortars comes a few days after a video went viral on social media showing the moment the Ukrainian artillery hit the 240mm self-propelled mortar “Tulip” when the process was underway. Reloading is in progress.

What makes the Tulip self-propelled mortar the most powerful in the world?

Self-propelled mortar “Tulip” is the only 240mm mortar in the world. According to the manufacturer, a conventional projectile fired from Tulip can hit a target 10km away. There is also an active reactive projectile from Tulip that can shoot up to 20km.

The Tulip has a relatively limited range and a low rate of fire of only 1 shot per minute, mainly due to the large size of the mortars and ammunition they fire: 130kg for standard explosive (HE) rounds and 228kg for HE rounds. Missile support. Each shot is so powerful that its impact can be felt from kilometers away.

The control team of this system consists of 9 people, of which 5 people follow in a separate armored personnel carrier, the remaining 4 people sit on the self-propelled mortar itself. According to the report, the armor is 20mm thick enough for the system to resist small arms and shrapnel.

Tulip uses a modified tracked chassis of the Krug surface-to-air missile system. It is propelled by a front-mounted V-59 diesel engine that produces 520 horsepower.

The 28-ton Tyulpan smoothbore mortar can destroy airport runways, bunkers and defensive structures.

In addition, the 2S4 Tyulpan can fire laser-guided weapons. It has concrete-piercing bullets to destroy bunkers and Sayda incendiary missiles to burn buildings.

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