Russia Has Developed a New 120mm Mobile Artillery Vehicle Named Magnolia

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian Company Uralvagonzavod has developed a new 120mm mobile artillery vehicle named Magnolia, based on the DT-30PM amphibious all-terrain tracked carrier vehicle, learned, quoting Army Recognition.

The DT-30PM is a two-section articulated carrier with a tracked tractor vehicle at the front and a tracked transport vehicle at the rear linked by a steering mechanism. For the Magnolia artillery system, the first vehicle is used to tow a modified cargo vehicle fitted with a turret armed with a 120 mm mortar. A bank of six 81 mm electrically operated 81 mm smoke grenade dischargers are mounted to each side at the front of the turret.

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According to our first analysis, the Magnolia seems to be fitted with the same turret as the for the Russian-made 2S31 Vena, a 120 mm tracked self-propelled artillery system. The 2S31 Vena is equipped with a three-man turret armed with 2A80 120-mm rifled gun. The turret has a traverse of 360° with an elevation from -4º to up to +80º.

The Magnolia has a maximum firing range of 10 km with a rate of fire of 10 rounds per minute. The vehicle carries a total of 80 rounds.

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Source: Army Recognition