Most powerful Malka: How Soviet weapons were modernized

One of the most powerful guns in the world has been modernized. We are talking about the 203 mm Malka, Most powerful Malka: How Soviet weapons were modernized

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One of the most powerful guns in the world has been modernized. We are talking about the 203 mm Malka, an improved version of the famous Peony, created in the 1980s. This self-propelled gun is designed to hit targets in the rear of the enemy. The Malka can fire both high-explosive and rocket-propelled shells, and even nuclear warheads.



The modernization of one of the most powerful Malka self-propelled guns in the world was completed by Uraltransmash. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the concern Uralvagonzavod, owned by Rostec state corporation.
“Malka” with a caliber of 203 mm received new gearboxes, power supply units and distribution mechanisms. The internal communications equipment, radio station and anti-nuclear defense system complex were updated. In addition, the self-propelled gun received new surveillance devices.

The well-known 2C4 Tulip mortar also underwent modernization. New communication systems allow this weapon to work in a “single tactical link system,” the press release said.
It is also reported that the modernized 240-mm Tulips have already entered service with the Russian ground forces.
The 2S7M Malka cannon is a modernized version of the famous Soviet heavy-duty self-propelled gun Peony, created back in the 1980s. These guns are intended to destroy enemy targets located deep in the rear, behind the front line.
At the end of the Cold War, Peonies were at the disposal of a group of Soviet troops in Germany. However, after the withdrawal of the USSR Armed Forces from the territory of Germany, these guns were exported from the European territory of Russia to the Far East.
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"Peonies" and "Malki" can shoot both high-explosive fragmentation shells and "active-reactive" ammunition. But the main know-how is the ability to use special nuclear shells.
In addition, these guns can smash concrete fortifications and fire chemical munitions.
At the end of September 2018, the American magazine The National Interest reported that Moscow began the modernization of the “god of war” - artillery. Experts emphasized the tactical and technical characteristics and combat capabilities of the Tulip self-propelled mortar and the Peony large-caliber howitzer.
“Russian cannons are capable of firing nuclear shells, and NATO would learn from their bitter experience their might if the Cold War grew into a hot one,” the article says.
At the same time, American analysts do not fully understand why Russia decided to pay attention to the old Soviet-made weapons. However, experts suggest that this is due to the lower cost of shells compared to missiles.
Another version says that artillery can be used by the Russian Armed Forces to “powder into powder” the fortifications of a potential enemy.
Artillery is far from the only type of weaponry that in the Russian Armed Forces goes through a rigorous modernization. On September 30, it became known that the improved T-90M tanks appeared in the Russian army.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces Oleg Salyukov said that the T-90M is a modernized version of the T-90A.
It differs from its predecessor in the presence of a tower module with multi-layer armor and a 125 mm 2A82-1M cannon. In addition, in the new model, the combat unit is located outside the fighting compartment.
Also on the T-90M there was a highly automated Kalina fire control system and a remotely controlled anti-aircraft machine gun mount with a 12.7 mm MT cord.
In addition, the tank is equipped with anti-cumulative trellis screens and the Relict dynamic protection system.
In the sphere of the latest armaments, Russia was completely “ahead of the rest” - the Western countries still failed to build analogs of hypersonic complexes presented by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The presentation of weapons by Putin caused a huge resonance in Russia and the world, and the US armed forces recognized that they currently have no protection against hypersonic weapons. At the same time, a year later, on February 20, 2019, Putin in his message announced the latest Zircon hypersonic missile.
“Here we are going to talk quietly about what we have there in the storeroom. So, about another promising new product, work on which is progressing successfully, and will certainly be completed by the scheduled time, namely, I want to say about the Zircon hypersonic missile, the president said Putin noted that the speed of Zircon reaches 9 Mach numbers, it is able to hit targets at a distance of more than 1000 km.
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