2B11 Sani

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2B11 Sani
LT 2B11.jpg
Lithuanian Army operating a 2B11 Sani
Type Mortar
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1981 – present
Production history
Designed 1981
Manufacturer Motovilikhinskiye Zavody Special Engineering and Metallurgy JSC
Specifications
Weight 210 kg (460 lb)
Crew 5

Shell HE, smoke, illuminating and incendiary
Caliber 120 mm (4.7 in)
Carriage 2F510 2x1 wheeled transport chassis, GAZ-66 4×4 truck (prime mover)
Elevation 45°–80°
Traverse ±5° (without bipod repositioning)
Rate of fire 15 rounds per minute
Effective firing range Minimum: 0.46 km (0.29 mi)
Maximum: 7.18 km (4.46 mi)
Sights MPM-44M

The 2B11 Sani (Sleigh) is a 120 mm mortar developed by the Soviet Union in 1981 and subsequently fielded in the Soviet Army. The basic design for the 2B11 was taken from the classic Model 1943 120 mm mortar, and incorporated changes to make the mortar less heavy.[1]

The 2B11 has proliferated to other countries primarily as result of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The 2B11 and comparable mortars[edit]

Equipment Weight Elevation Traverse Rate of fire Range Projectile Proj weight Explosive weight[2] Comments
Russia 2B11 210 kg 45–80° 12–15 rpm 460–7,180 meters 120 mm HE unspecified 16.8 kg  ? New type of projectile,
weight include carriage
United States M120 145 kg 45–85° 14° 15 rpm 300–7,200 meters 120 mm M933 13.65 kg 2.99 kg
France MO-120-RT-61 582 kg 30–85° 14° 18 rpm 1,100–13,000 meters 120 mm PRPA 18.6 kg 2.7 kg Rocket-assisted projectile
Regular projectile has ~8 km range

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ www.janes.com
  2. ^ Per Jane's Infantry Weapons 2007-2008
  3. ^ "Armament of the Georgian army". Georgian Army. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 

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