2S9 in Saint-Petersburg Artillery museum
|Place of origin||Soviet Union|
|In service||1981 – present|
|Produced||1979 – 1989|
|Barrel length||approx. 1.8 m |
|Elevation||-4 to +80 degrees|
|Rate of fire||10 rpm, max;
4 rpm, sustained
|Effective firing range||8.8 km (conventional);
12.8 km (extended)
|Armor||15 mm max|
|120 mm 2A60 mortar|
|7.62 mm machine gun|
|Payload capacity||40-60 rounds|
|Ground clearance||450 mm|
|Fuel capacity||400 liters|
|Speed||60 km/h (road);
9 km/h (water)
The 2S9 NONA (Новейшее Орудие Наземной Артилерии - Newest Ordnance of Ground Artillery) is a self-propelled 120 mm mortar designed by the Soviet Union and entering service in 1981. The 2S9 chassis is designated the S-120 and based on the aluminium hull of the BTR-D airborne multi-purpose tracked armoured personnel carrier. More generally, the 120 mm mortar is referred to as the Nona, with the 2S9 also known as the Nona-S; a BTR-80 based version is the 2S23 or Nona-SVK, and the towed 2B16 anti-tank gun version is named the Nona-K. Although no figures have been released it is estimated that well over 1,000 2S9 were built.
The 2S9 Nona-S is an amphibious vehicle that can be propelled through the water by two rear water-jets. It is operated by a four man crew composed of a commander, driver/mechanic, gunner, and loader. The hull interior of the 2S9 is separated into a command compartment, a fighting compartment and an engine compartment. A welded steel turret is placed at the middle of the hull. The two man turret has hatches for the gunner and loader respectively.
Figures (other than Russia) if not otherwise referenced are from Jane's Armour and Artillery
- Belarus - 54
- Russia - 278 Nona-S, and 50 Nona-SVK, a variant based on the BTR-80
- Turkmenistan - 12
- Ukraine - 64
- Uzbekistan - 60
- Venezuela - 18 Nona SVK, ordered 2009, delivered 2011-2012.
- Marat Kenzhetaev (1998). "Self Propelled Artillery and Mortars". www.armscontrol.ru. MIPT Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
- Jane's Armour and Artillery 1997-98 ISBN 0-7106-1542-6
- SIPRI Arms Transfers Database. Information generated: 09 March 2014.
- "2S9 Anona (Anemone)- 120mm SPH/Mortar". GlobalSecurity.org. Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
- Walkaround 2S9 Nona from Kremenchug
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