WATCH world’s most powerful mortar fire in slow motion during drill in Russia
The footage, released by the Zvezda TV channel on Monday, shows soldiers loading shells into the mortar during a drill in Tambov Region in western Russia. A battery of Tyulpans is later seen firing from a position in the wooded area.
The weapon’s ability to shoot destructive 240mm shells makes it the largest-caliber mortar system in the world today. It can discharge high-explosive and armor-piercing shells, and can be loaded with nuclear munitions as well.
Designed in the Soviet era, the mortar is currently undergoing modernization, which is expected to be completed by 2020.Also on rt.com WATCH Russian nuclear-powered sub test-fire ballistic missile in high seas
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