Painful for the Russians recordings of the destruction of the heaviest artillery in their arsenal have appeared on the Internet. 2S7 Pion and 2S4 Tulipan, which are used to destroy Ukrainian cities.
Painful for the Russians, recordings of the destruction of the heaviest artillery in their arsenal have appeared on the Internet. 2S7 Pion and 2S4 Tulipan, which are used to destroy Ukrainian cities, went up in smoke. Both machines have the nickname “atomic artillery”.
Russian soldiers are not having a good run, because they have lost their biggest guns again, which was shown by the Ukrainians in the movies. Soldiers of the 3rd Separate Special Forces Regiment boasted of a successful hunt, spotting a Russian 2S7 Pion cannon and a 2S4 Tulipan mortar near Bachmut. The precision-guided fire destroyed the first artillery and severely damaged the second.
Colleagues from the 45th Artillery Brigade fighting near Kreminna in the Luhansk region must have envied such considerable gains. In cooperation with the Territorial Defense soldiers, they managed to destroy one Tulip. In this way, they significantly weakened the capabilities of the Russian artillery forces.
The losses of such weapons as the 2S7 Pion and 2S4 Tulipan are an unimaginable blow to the Russian army. Both machines are its heaviest artillery with calibers of 203 mm and 240 mm, which are unprecedented in many countries. They are used by the Russians to deal powerful strikes, especially during terrorist shelling of cities.
Therefore, these most powerful artillery pieces are a special target for the Ukrainians. Neutralizing them allows you to save many soldiers and civilians. So far the Ukrainians have irretrievably destroyed 12 Russian 2S7 Pion cannons and 18 2S4 Tulipan mortars.
2S7 Pion and 2S4 Tulipan are tracked designs dating back to the 1970s. They were created not only as the heaviest self-propelled artillery of the USSR, but also as possible weapons of mass destruction. Both machines, in addition to standard high-explosive shells, can also fire shells with chemical and even nuclear weapons materials.
The 2S7 Pion, having a longer gun with a caliber of 203 mm, can also fire missiles supported by rocket propulsion, which can travel over 47 kilometers. Each 2S7 Pion shell weighs over 100 kilograms, which is why the artillery can carry only 8 shells, 4 of which on a special cart driving next to the gun. The 2S7 Pion can fire 1-2 rounds per minute and the 14-man crew hears a special alarm before firing to avoid blast wounds. Both Russia and Ukraine use the 2S7, but Moscow also has modernized Pion-M versions at its disposal.
The 2S4 Tulipan mortar, having an even larger caliber than the 2S7 Pion, is currently the heaviest operational artillery system in the world. Due to the weight and size of its gun, the 2S4 must go into a special combat position, moving the mortar to the front of the vehicle, where it is stabilized before firing. The maximum range of the artillery is 18-19 kilometers with rocket-assisted missiles.
The shorter range of the Tulip is due to firing projectiles in a larger parabola, as well as the fact that they are heavier. The most massive projectiles developed for this mortar weigh as much as 230 kilograms.