The 2B14 Podnos (2Б14 "Поднос") is a Soviet 82 mm mortar. The 2B14 was designed in early 1980s as a light indirect fire weapon for the use of airborne and other light infantry forces. 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.
2B14 Podnos mortar at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum
|Place of origin||USSR|
Lebanese Civil War
Syrian Civil War
War in Donbass
|Manufacturer||Nizni Novgorod Engineering Plant|
|Mass||41.88 kg (92.3 lb)|
|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)|
|Traverse||±8° (without bipod repositioning)|
|Rate of fire||24-30 rounds per minute|
|Effective firing range||Minimum: 0.08 km (0.050 mi)|
Maximum: 4.27 km (2.65 mi)
- 2B14 (2Б14)
- 2B14-1 (2Б14-1-1)
- Georgia – Used by Georgian Army
- Malaysia – In service with the Malaysian Army
- Russia – The Russians are believed to have about 276 in service and 3,000 in storage.
- Syria – In use with the Syrian Arab Army.
- Ukraine – Used by both government forces and Novorossiya rebels in the War in Donbass.
- Soviet Union – Passed down to successor states.
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