Artillery / Mortars / 2B14 Podnos

2B14 Podnos

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Mortar

  • ORIGIN
    USSR

  • NICKNAMES
    M82 (Bulgarian production)

  • DESIGNED
    1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Burevestnik

  • PRODUCTION
    1980's - present

  • PRODUCERS
    Bulgaria - ARCUS
    Russia - Burevestnik
    USSR - Burevestnik

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    15.000 USD in 1992

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Limited weight
    Better range than M37
    Limited range compared to Western models
    Expensive

Introduction

The 2B14 Podnos is a smoothbore 82mm mortar of Russian origin. It was developed in the 1980's to replace the older M37 in Russian service. The 2B14 is lighter and has a better range.

Layout

The 2B14 has the same general layout as the M37, but is an entirely new development. The use of high strength materials makes it a lot lighter than the M37. It consists of a barrel with muzzle safety device, round baseplate and bipod with sight assembly.

Firepower

The 2B14 is able to fire the same 82mm shells as used in the M37, but a newer range of ammunition has been developed for the 2B14 as well. With new ammunition the maximum range is 4.3 km. The maximum rate of fire is 24 to 30 rounds per minute.

Mobility

The 2B14 can be disassembled in three loads that can be transported by infantry over short distances. It is significantly lighter than the older M37 mortar.

Users

The 2B14 is used by Russia and several Eastern European nations, but sales have been limited as the older M37 suffices for most users.

Variants

No variants

Use

 
Egypt
Georgia
Lebanon
Russia

82mm M37

The 2B14 Podnos was developed to replace the World War 2 era M37 mortar in Soviet service.