The US appreciated the return of "nuclear artillery" to service in Russia


In service with the USSR, "nuclear artillery" in the form of ACS 2S7 "Pion" entered the 1975 year and in 15 years more than 500 units were manufactured. Russia has invested heavily in the modernization and return to service of Soviet super-heavy self-propelled artillery units of 203-mm caliber. Their new version is called 2S7M "Malka", writes the Military Watch online edition.


The upgraded version of the high-power artillery system, after testing at the range in November 2019, began to enter the troops in April 2020. In the improvements, both the backlog of the 80s and modern innovations were used, which made it possible to increase the ammunition load, increase the rate of fire and accuracy.

The gearbox, internal communications and radio station were replaced. All Ukrainian-made components have been decommissioned. Also, the main characteristics of the gun, the maneuverability of the ACS and its driving performance have been improved. Malka received an upgraded 216M chassis with a V-84B diesel engine, new guidance and loading systems.

Prior to that, these ACS were mainly in storage. The decision to return them to the front line in a new guise was made during a period of high tension in relations between Moscow and NATO after the reduction of Russian defense spending.

The Malka has a shorter range and rate of fire than competing systems, but the sheer size and destructive power of its projectiles makes it ideal for neutralizing almost any fortified target. High-explosive shells weigh over 100 kg and carry 17,8 kg of explosives. The Russians have armed it with more expensive laser-guided active-reactive ammunition, which provide higher accuracy.

The self-propelled guns can fire tactical nuclear ammunition, which is a very valuable potential. Given the overwhelming numerical superiority of NATO, the Russians will find these weapons very useful in case of war.

It has a relatively short projectile range - 50 km. New Russian 152-mm 2S35 "Coalition-SV" and 170-mm North Korean М1978 Koksan fire at a distance of up to 70 km. But it is not yet known whether the Russian Federation will invest in the development of new ammunition for the "Malka" in order to expand the range of use and bring them closer to the level of more modern systems.

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  1. Charges for a long time! We need a gun!
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 8 June 2021 16: 07
      +4
      Charges for a long time! We need a gun!

      And in short bursts ... smile
      1. can be long
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 8 June 2021 23: 22
    +2
    The United States proceeds from the fact that the Russian Federation will not dare to use tactical nuclear weapons by NATO on a full-scale nuclear response, and the return of nuclear artillery suggests the same.
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 9 June 2021 12: 21
      +6
      ... will be resolved. And this is directly recorded in the military doctrine. And just because of the overwhelming numerical superiority of NATO, there will be no other options. And this weapon, by the way, although it can shoot tactical nuclear warheads (and it is not the only one), is still mainly considered as a classic artillery.
      In general, this phrase and especially its end

      Given the overwhelming numerical superiority of NATO, the Russians will find these weapons very useful in case of war.

      sounds somehow very unpleasant. somehow already too specific. Since such a conflict will simply irreversibly develop into a full-scale nuclear war. Which will obviously be very short-lived.
      Recently I saw a program about how they revived a rotifer worm that had lain in the permafrost for about 24 thousand years. That is, there is still hope that at least some form of life on Earth can survive the consequences of all this ... Unless, of course, the planet, as such, we do not destroy with our own hands.
    2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 9 June 2021 18: 21
      +3
      The United States proceeds from the fact that the Russian Federation will not dare to use a tactical nuclear weapon by NATO on a full-scale nuclear response

      Shobla emanates in both houses of Congress.
      Corrupt above her head, poorly understanding the consequences of JV
      The American high ranks are still adequate, but the process of decomposition has started.
      Alas.
    3. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 10 June 2021 03: 42
      +1
      Well, he won’t dare? An interesting logic turns out: we will beat you, and answer you nizyaaaa! If they really thought so, they would have attacked back in 1947
  3. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 9 June 2021 06: 22
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    I wonder who decided to name the updated ACS with a Hebrew name? "Malka" / מלכה / - in Hebrew QUEEN. what
    1. Duc to see a lot of Jews in the KB! But, however, Malka is quite euphonious!
    2. from Severodonetsk 9 June 2021 17: 11
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      this is "gon" in engineering language
    3. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 12 June 2021 01: 00
      +1
      Yeah, on the way from Petropavlovsk to Klyuchi there is a Kamchatka Malkinsky prison, which arose in the XNUMXth century, and is now the village of Malki. In Malki, on the side of the road, there are several small thermal puddles flowing into the mountain river Avacha. So the village turns out to be named after whom - in honor of the Jewish queen! The locals thought because of the Cossack, but here she is! crying
      I don't know - where did you get it for yourself, this Hebrew queen, but now, on the way, having seen the gurgling liquid, your proud association is guaranteed! laughing
    4. Antidote Offline Antidote
      Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 09: 40
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      This is a hint to people like you, so as not to bother you with the translation, otherwise many of you who want to make war with the Russian Federation have divorced ...
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 11: 46
        -1
        Hints are completely superfluous - Russia would not have got into other people's affairs, no one would have remembered about it. hi
        1. Antidote Offline Antidote
          Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 11: 49
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          It depends on what you consider to be someone else's business for the Russian Federation. Maybe you need to sit in Telyaviv and not look for adventures on the ass, otherwise you can find it, and the United States would not hurt to sit on the priest exactly in the Gulf of Mexico, otherwise Boston and other Yankee cities can get into trouble more abruptly than those that the Yankees created Belgrade far from them, where no one called them and you
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 12: 09
            -2
            I am sitting at home in the suburbs of Haifa, the distance from my house to Damascus by air is 145 km. And in Damascus, Bashar al-Assad is sitting, who does not recognize Israel's right to exist, while he is actively supported and armed by the Russian Federation. And, according to The Washington Post, the Russians are preparing the Iranians, Israel's worst enemies, an intelligence satellite that can track the situation in the region. This is what I consider to be someone else's business for the Russian Federation.
            1. Antidote Offline Antidote
              Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 12: 12
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              I remember Israel actively arming Georgia, which went to kill Russian peacekeepers with your weapons. So before you scold the Russian Federation, you should look at the unwise behavior of your own government, Mr. Jew.
              1. Binder Offline Binder
                Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 12: 16
                -1
                The sale of Israeli weapons to Georgia was carried out when this country was not at war with Russia, after the war on 08-08-08, at the request of the Russian side, the supply of weapons was stopped.
                1. Antidote Offline Antidote
                  Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 12: 20
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                  Well, yes, you might think that while supplying your weapons to Georgia until 2008, you did not know why she was buying them and that Saakashvili is a revanchist scumbag who wants to unleash a war. There is no need to pretend to be a deceived girlish naivety, because the government of Israel somehow consists of adult men who should be responsible for their actions, and not pretend to be naive, stupid nymphets ...
                  1. Binder Offline Binder
                    Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 12: 27
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                    Quote: Antidote
                    the government of Israel somehow consists of adult men who must be held accountable for their actions

                    It is for this reason that the Israelis have so far refrained from supplying weapons to a number of countries of the former USSR, primarily to Ukraine. But let's say Turkey, with which the Russian Federation has peace, friendship, bubble gum, is actively cooperating with Kiev in this area, and the Kremlin is not very opposed to something.
                    1. Antidote Offline Antidote
                      Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 12: 30
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                      Well, Turkey has more than once had a reason to bury its soldiers because of Ankara's stupidity, and there will be more, if they don’t change their minds. So I advise you to think hard before further creating RF problems.
                      1. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 12: 34
                        -1
                        It is the Russian Federation that creates problems in our region with its actions in support of Assad. And not only the Turks, but also the Russians bury their own people regularly, so think - do you need it?
                      2. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 12: 36
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                        And what is the alternative to Assad ?! ISIS, pro-Turkish Islamists ?! You need it ?! We don't !!! And if you are for ISIS, then it remains to agree with those who consider Israel to be an extra country on the map.
                      3. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 12: 43
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                        Quote: Antidote
                        And what is the alternative to Assad ?!

                        There is always a choice (c) The Alawite clan, which made its way to the supreme power in Damascus, never enjoyed the support of the majority of the population of Syria. The current conflict has led to the actual disintegration of the SAR into a number of quasi-states, which will never become a single whole in the future. And those

                        Quote: Antidote
                        who considers Israel to be an extra country on the map

                        do not live long - this should be remembered.
                      4. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 12: 46
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                        We have already seen this (choice). The territories lost by Assad quickly went to ISIS ... If Telyaviv is not smart enough to draw the right conclusions, these are your problems, we do not need your ISIS ... Jews are so stupid that there is not a single country in the EU where there is no Jewish pogrom ... You should take into account the interests of your neighbors more, then your life will improve, and your current policy will end with your next genocide, if not worse
                      5. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 13: 10
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                        Quote: Antidote
                        Jews are so stupid that there is not a single country in the EU where there is no Jewish pogrom ...

                        Jewish pogroms in Europe took place during the Middle Ages and during the Nazi occupation. And Russians in the republics of the former USSR are spreading rot everywhere today, is it a consequence of the stupidity of the Russian people, or is it happening for other reasons?

                        Quote: Antidote
                        You should take into account the interests of your neighbors more, then your life will improve, and your current policy will end with your next genocide, if not worse

                        Until recently, the interests of most of our neighbors were limited to the desire to destroy Israel, only under the influence of the continuous growth of Israel's economic, political and military strength, an increasing number of Arab neighbors come to the conclusion that normal relations should be established with the Jewish state. And our life has long been adjusted - in terms of GDP per capita, Israel today is ahead of such states as Great Britain, France and Japan.
                      6. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 13: 14
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                        They will answer for the Russian pogroms and not only that the Russian Federation, the time will come, will severely punish them physically, but also because the withdrawal of the Russian Federation has led to degradation and ethnic conflicts in these territories. Now they are killing each other more than Russians, and if the Russian Federation stops pacifying these savages, they will immediately grab each other's throats ....... Well, of course, and from the fact that ISIS will take the place of Assad again, Israel will simply bloom like roses. ..You, as the Siamese cat from Alice in Wonderland said - Out of your mind ... dear sir ... if you think so ... but apart from ISIS, as practice has shown, there is no one to take Assad's place
                      7. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 13: 46
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                        Quote: Antidote
                        They will answer for the Russian pogroms and not only that the Russian Federation, the time will come, will severely punish them physically, but also because the withdrawal of the Russian Federation has led to degradation and ethnic conflicts in these territories.

                        These are just emotions, I, like any normal person, am against pogroms - Jewish, Russian, Armenian, etc. But the Russian Federation will not come anywhere - neither to the Baltic states, nor to other former republics of the USSR, the opposite tendency is taking place - the subjects of the federation are increasingly thinking about secession from the center. And you are mistaken about degradation - the same Balts today live in mass much more prosperous than Russians, therefore, by the way, Russians from the Baltic States are in no hurry to move to the Russian Federation, despite the oppression from the locals.
                        Lewis Carroll's book is not a Siamese cat but a Cheshire cat, if I remember correctly. And life has shown that the Kurds and residents of the territories occupied by the Turks do well without Assad. And yet - the Israelis are deeply indifferent to whom to beat - ISIS or Assad, horseradish radish is not sweeter. yes
                      8. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 14: 17
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                        Well, if you don’t care, then we don’t, because we get along with Assad, but sorry we don’t with ISIS ... At the expense of the Baltics, the population there is shrinking, industry is kaput, completely subsidized states around the neck of Paris and Berlin ... The Russians are leaving them. even to my province, it's another matter that it is difficult for old people to decide to move, especially since no one is waiting for many in the Russian Federation, but middle-aged people, like me, leave the Baltics with their families ... In the Asian republics of the former union, everything is much worse , they are not receiving subsidies from the EU ... As for the separation of some regions from the Russian Federation, these plans exist only in the brains of people far from the indigenous population of the Russian Federation and their American masters ... The story of Crimea has shown that everything has its time ... Russia will still come for what belongs to it by right and from whom it follows 7 skins will be lowered and first of all will be answered by those who yesterday robbed Russians at their homes, and today came to Russia to clean up garbage cans, because as life has shown, the state-forming peoples have a number of independent scoundrels are not
                      9. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 15: 00
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                        Quote: Antidote
                        We get along with Assad, but sorry, not with ISIS ...

                        Where are you and where you were. Syria, don't you think that the ruler in Damascus should get along first of all with his fellow citizens?

                        Quote: Antidote
                        the population there is shrinking, industries are kaput

                        These words fully correspond to the situation in Russia.

                        Quote: Antidote
                        Russia will still come for what belongs to it by right and from whom it should lower 7 skins

                        Hitler reasoned about the same, he also believed that all of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals belongs to Germany, which came out of his venture, you know.
                      10. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 15: 10
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                        Well, it's not for you to judge whether the former Syria or not, especially since Ukraine, where the military coup took place, you do not consider the former ... the time of the European army Karl-12, as to the moon on foot .... Hitler came for a stranger, and we will come for what was stolen from us. God himself commanded to return his own ... So do not compare us with Hitler, better compare your Israel with him, most of whose lands were conquered from the Arabs ... In the Russian Federation, the situation does not shine, but Lithuania before the Russian Federation is like cancer before Pluto
                      11. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 15: 26
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                        Quote: Antidote
                        Israel, most of whose land was conquered from the Arabs ...

                        This is not true - the entire territory of present-day Israel is only a third of the area of ​​the British Mandate, two-thirds of the British stole from the Jews, Jordan is located on these lands today, and some of them became the territory of North Arabia and Syria. So we have not yet returned ours - everything is ahead.

                        Quote: Antidote
                        In the Russian Federation, the situation does not shine, but Lithuania before the Russian Federation is like cancer before Pluto

                        According to the IMF for 2019. Lithuania's GDP per capita was $ 38824, RF - 27930. The figures are very indicative.
                      12. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 15: 29
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                        You would also compare the extinction of the population of the two countries ... As for the GDP, the Russian Federation does not live on EU subsidies, as Lithuania does and has its own production, and Lithuania has already reached the point where it has begun to buy Kaliningrad sprats from the Russian Federation, its own production has been lost
                      13. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 17: 37
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                        Yes, I don’t want to write about extinction at all, let Russians and Lithuanians and some kind of Hondurans live and multiply. And as for the Lithuanian production, there is an inaccuracy - I do not know what the Lithuanians buy there in Kaliningrad, but in the Israeli non-kosher supermarket closest to my house there are many Lithuanian goods on sale - milk, confectionery, alcoholic beverages and much more. So everything is not so sad ...
                      14. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 17: 39
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                        Not a lot ... However, I am sure that the nearest Russian store will be richer in goods.
                      15. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 17: 45
                        0
                        There are no stores in Israel with only Russian or only Lithuanian goods. This super contains goods from Russia, France, Armenia, and generally from all over the world.
                      16. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 17: 46
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                        Clear. Well, this is your business. In Anchorage, for example, the state of Alaska has purely Russian shops and there is little by little almost everything. From vodka to biscuits from the Russian Federation ... And then there is the Russian River, which is called the Russian River ... When Alaska returns to Russia, the river will not have to be renamed.
                      17. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 17: 59
                        -1
                        You are modest - you only want to return Alaska. If I were you, I would wish the entire coast to Fort Ross. However, and so laughed. laughing How do you plan to return: send "polite people", stir up a referendum like the Crimean, or immediately the aircraft carrier "Kuzya" will go to Alaska, smoking like a fire at the fuel depot? laughing laughing
                      18. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 18: 02
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                        The United States is looking for adventures on its own ass and sooner or later will find and then the time will come for the Russian Federation to remember the old and current grievances. In any case, the Yankees will get theirs ... And at the expense of Kuzi, the Russian Federation has put new engines on it, instead of the ushatanny ones of Ukrainian production, plus it is building two UDC
                      19. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 18: 06
                        -1
                        There was a Russian TV series called "Vain Hopes" - the title was exactly in the theme.
                      20. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 18: 08
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                        And then there is the NATO TV series The Occupation and the American film Red Dawn, pay attention to them ... And at the expense of Fort Ross, let's think, maybe we'll also grab the state of Montana so that the good does not disappear ...
                      21. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 18: 12
                        -1
                        Why do you need Montana? Texas and all of California is better. Rich lands, well-groomed and well-maintained, this is not a beggar Crimea and Donbass not bending over. fellow
                      22. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 18: 15
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                        The Yankees have dirtied Texas with shale gas production, why do we need this zone of ecological disaster ?! Crimea and Donbass no matter what, they are ours and will return to us, and Montana is so good that the Yankees did not have time to dirtiest it ... California, in fact, is already Mexico, at its airports the announcers first speak Spanish, and only then the message in English sounds ...
                      23. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 18: 21
                        -1
                        Yeah, you should watch so that Tatarstan and Bashkiria do not separate from you, and not dream about Montana. lol
                      24. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 18: 22
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                        In Tatarstan, except for those who have come in large numbers and half-breeds, no one is going to secede, and how can a region secede, which does not border on anyone except the regions of the Russian Federation ?! That way, Siberia is going to be separated, if you listen to a dozen, for now, the Bandera people living there, only rather they themselves will be separated from the Russian Federation, deprived of citizenship and deported to Lviv
                      25. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 18: 26
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                        Quote: Antidote
                        how can a region secede, which does not border on anyone except the regions of the Russian Federation ?!

                        Calm down. The Republic of San Marino also borders on all sides only with Italy, but at the same time it is an independent state.
                      26. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 18: 29
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                        Italy is not the Russian Federation ... Italians are not Romans for a long time ... and there are more Russians in Tatarstan than Tatars, and there are not a lot of separatists among the Tatars, and we can carry out the troublemakers who have come in large numbers from the Russian Federation ...
                      27. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 12 June 2021 18: 39
                        -1
                        Okay, dear, you and I hold different views on many issues and there is no chance of reaching a consensus. Therefore, I think that the discussion on this thread should be stopped, especially since we have deviated greatly from the topic of publication. I wish all the best!
                      28. Antidote Offline Antidote
                        Antidote (Vladislav) 12 June 2021 18: 41
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                        Time will judge us ... I remember one Romanian wrote to me that in the spring of 2014 the Russian Federation will not be ... There is a Russian Federation, and that Romanian may no longer be ...
  • from Severodonetsk 9 June 2021 17: 12
    +1
    the name PION is more beautiful
  • assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 9 June 2021 21: 12
    +4
    For 203 mm caliber guns, it is quite possible to create guided projectiles with a range of 100-120 km, at the Tornado-C level, but each shot will be much cheaper.
    It would be an indispensable tool for counter-battery combat and the destruction of enemy targets reliably covered by air defense / missile defense.
    If it is quite easy to shoot down operational-tactical missiles and long-range multiple launch rocket systems, then nothing has yet been created against artillery shells ...