2B14 Podnos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2B14 Podnos
2B14 Podnos at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum.jpg
2B14 Podnos mortar at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum
TypeMortar
Place of originUSSR
Service history
In service1980s
WarsSoviet-Afghan War
Lebanese Civil War
Syrian Civil War
War in Donbass
Production history
Designed1983
ManufacturerNizni Novgorod Engineering Plant
Specifications
Weight41.88 kg (92.3 lb)
Crew4

Shell3.14 kg (6 lb 15 oz) HE
Caliber82 mm (3.2 in)
Carriage2F510 2x1 wheeled transport chassis, GAZ-66 4×4 truck (prime mover)
Elevation45°–85°
Traverse±8° (without bipod repositioning)
Rate of fire24-30 rounds per minute
Effective firing rangeMinimum: 0.08 km (0.050 mi)
Maximum: 4.27 km (2.65 mi)

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.[1] 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.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • 2B14 (2Б14)
  • 2B14-1 (2Б14-1-1)

Operators[edit]

Map with 2B14 operators in blue with former operators in red

Current operators[edit]

Former operators[edit]

References[edit]