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2B14 Podnos
2B14 Podnos at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum.jpg
Type Mortar
Place of origin Russia
Production history
Designed 1983
Manufacturer Nizni Novgorod Engineering Plant
Specifications
Weight 41.88 kg (92.3 lb)
Crew 4

Shell 3.14 kg (6 lb 15 oz) HE
Caliber 82 mm (3.2 in)
Carriage 2F510 2x1 wheeled transport chassis, GAZ-66 4×4 truck (prime mover)
Elevation 45°–85°
Traverse ±8° (without bipod repositioning)
Rate of fire 24-30 rounds per minute
Effective range Minimum: 0.08 km (0.050 mi)
Maximum: 4.27 km (2.65 mi)

The 2B14 Podnos (Tray) is a Russian 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] The Russians are believed to have about 276 in service and 3,000 in storage.[2]

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