2S31 Vena

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2S31 Vena
2S31 Vena - Oboronexpo2014part3-02.jpg
TypeSelf-propelled mortar
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2014–present
Production history
DesignerMotovilikha Plants
Designed1980-2007
ManufacturerMotovilikha Plants
Produced1996
Specifications
Mass19.1 tons
Length7 m
Width3 m
Height3 m
Crew4

Elevation-4° to +80°
Traverse360°
Rate of fire8-10 rounds per minute
Maximum firing range7.2-13 km

Main
armament
2A80 120 mm mortar
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm PKTM machine gun
EngineDiesel UTD-29
450 hp
Power/weight26 hp per ton
SuspensionIndividual torsion bar
Operational
range
600 km
Speed70 km/h

The 2S31 Vena (Russian: 2С31 Вена) is a Russian amphibious self-propelled 120 mm mortar system. "2S31" is its GRAU designation.

Description[edit]

The 2S31 consists of a 120mm 2A80 rifled gun-mortar mounted on the chassis of the BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle.[1] It was developed by Joint Stock Venture "Plants of Motovilikha" (Russian: ОАО "Мотовилихинские заводы"). The 2S31's turret is equipped with digital automated fire control system, navigation system, and optical/electronic reconnaissance and target acquisition system. Its 2A80 gun-mortar is capable of launching a high-explosive mortar projectile with a maximum range of 18,000 metres.[1]

The 2S31 is currently in service with Russia, Azerbaijan, and Venezuela.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Foss, Christopher (10 May 2016). "SOFEX 2016 - Russia shows firepower [SOFEX16D1]". London: Jane's Information Group. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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