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The 23×152mmB[1] used by the USSR/CIS in the VYa-23 aircraft autocannon the Ilyushin Il-2 ground attack aircraft and in the 2A7 and 2A14 autocannons on the ZU-23 anti-aircraft gun series and ZSU-23-4 "Shilka", among others. Note that the ammunition for the VYa-23 uses a brass case and is not functionally interchangeable with the steel-cased ammunition of the modern ZU-23 anti-aircraft gun series. These two weapon systems use different headspace sizes, therefore requiring ammunition of slightly different dimensions.[2] While it is no longer in use in the main anti-aircraft weapons of modern Russia, being replaced by the 30×165mm, it is still in service with the Russian Naval Infantry and many other countries.

23×152mm cartridge, drill round
Dimensions: 23×152mm Belted
Muzzle Velocity: 970-980 mps (from 2A7 & 2A14)

3182-3215 fps

Bullet Weight: 184–190 grams
Weapon Systems: Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23, 2A7, 2A10, 2A14.
Applications: ZU-23, ZSU-23-4 "Shilka", BMP-23, BTR-94, others.
Energy: ~88916.64 J (estimated) ~65581.54 ft lbs (estimated)

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  2. ^ Koll, Christian (2009). Soviet Cannon - A Comprehensive Study of Soviet Arms and Ammunition in Calibres 12.7mm to 57mm. Austria: Koll. p. 181 and 195. ISBN 978-3-200-01445-9.