Minotor from Belarus to complete modernization of 2S6 Tungunska anti-aircraft combat vehicle TASS 11309162

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Minotor from Belarus to complete modernization of 2S6 Tungunska anti-aircraft combat vehicle.
Belarussian Minotor-Service Company completed the modernization of the undercarriage for the 2S6 Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun complex of the Russian armed forces, CEO of the Belarussian company Valery Grebenshchikov said at the military-technical Army-2016 forum.
     
Belarussian Minotor-Service Company completed the modernization of the undercarriage for the 2S6 Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun complex of the Russian armed forces, CEO of the Belarussian company Valery Grebenshchikov said at the military-technical Army-2016 forum. Russian army 2S6 Tungunska anti-aircraft tracked armoured vehicle at Army 2016 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia.
     
"The contract has been completed and the undercarriage supplied. The quality of servicing increased several fold and the time decreased as a result. It is now much more convenient to service the hardware. Besides, modernized Tunguska received a new gas-turbine engine," he said.

The combat weight of the modernized 2S6M1 Tunguska-M is 34 tons, maximum speed is 65 kilometers per hour, and the range is 500 kilometers.

The 2S6 Tunguska 2K22 is a Russian-made self-propelled air defence system which combines gun and missile armament. The development of the 2S6 Tunguska began in 1970 after a request by the Russian army for a new self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon system to replace the old ZSU-23-4 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.

The turret of 2S6M Tunguska is mounted in the center of the chassis and armed with two 30mm 2A38 twin cannons, one to each side of the turret.

Mounted outwards and below the 30 mm cannon is a bank of four 9M311 SAMs (Surface-to-Air Missile) in two blocks of two, which can elevate vertically independently of each other. The 9M311 can engage aerial targets with altitudes between 15 and 3,500 m and from 2,400 to 8,000 m in slant range with the target having a maximum speed of 500 m/s.
     
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