Russia has the most powerful cannon in the world, US said
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WASHINGTON, (BM) – Russia completed the modernization of its legendary artillery installation, significantly improving its technical characteristics and combat capabilities. New advantages of the Russian self-propelled gun “Malka” appreciated by the American publication The National Interest, calling it the most powerful gun in the world.
The first complexes of the improved Malka have already begun to enter service with the Russian army.
“The 2C7M Malka self-propelled artillery mount was created based on the 2C7 Pion system developed back in the 1980s,” writes NI author Peter Suchiu. “It is intended to hit targets and objects vital to the enemy far beyond the front line.”
Replacing chassis and electronics significantly increased the functionality of the Russian artillery mount, the article says The National Interest. “Malka” is considered to be one of the most powerful and combat-capable self-propelled guns in the world. According to experts, one shot from a 203-mm gun can completely destroy the building used by the enemy as a shelter.
The Malka, like the Peony, has no turret, and the artillery gun is located in the rear of the chassis. After the modernization of the self-propelled guns, the energy supply systems were updated, new surveillance devices were installed, as well as a modern radio station. In addition, the engineers replaced the imported components with Russian ones.
The improved Malka underwent a full cycle of tests, during which the mobility and reliability of the chassis were tested, as well as the firing capabilities of the gun.
“Production facilities for serial modernization of the Malka self-propelled artillery systems are already ready in Russia,” said Peter Suchiu.
The National Interest columnist recalls that Soviet artillery units, armed with Malki’s predecessor, the Peony, were deployed in East Germany and did not participate in hostilities. Despite this, the legendary Russian howitzer deservedly occupies a leading position among artillery self-propelled guns in service in different countries of the world.
Earlier, The National Interest spoke about the large-scale exercises of the Black Sea Fleet that Russia conducted in response to the “visits” of American warships.
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Original source: Politros