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Russians Installed Ship's Anti-Aircraft Gun On the MT-LB Armored Vehicle

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The 2M-3 ship anti-aircraft installation
The 2M-3 ship anti-aircraft installation

It will be extremely difficult to surprise more after the 2M-3 25-mm paired artillery gun, which ended up being installed on the MT-LB

The russia’s army has already distinguished itself with a completely new level of artisanal combat vehicles, starting from wooden armor, car rims, parts of destroyed armored vehicles tied with wires, to nets with stones.

This time russians installed the 2M-3 ship anti-aircraft gun on the MT-LB armored vehicle.

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Russians Installed Ship's Anti-Aircraft Gun On the MT-LB Armored Vehicle, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
Credits: Damian Twardosz Twitter account

Judging by the photo, it was taken at a repair base, where this armored vehicle is being upgraded. At the same time, the label of the 27th region tells that the vehicle once belonged to a unit from the Khabarovsk Krai of russia.

Defense Express notes that the 2M-3 was developed at the end of the 40s and used to be installed on boats, minesweepers and landing ships. A twin 25-mm automatic cannon with a rate of fire of 300 rounds per minute per barrel is installed in its turret.

Russians Installed Ship's Anti-Aircraft Gun On the MT-LB Armored Vehicle, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
Project 1204 artillery boat / Open source photo

Before that, only a few "Shuspanzers" with it were known. In particular, there is unconfirmed information about MT-LB with 2M-3, which was used by the Azerbaijani military during the war for Nagorno-Karabakh in 1992-1994.

Russians Installed Ship's Anti-Aircraft Gun On the MT-LB Armored Vehicle, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
The 2M-3 on ZiL. The "Syrian" wearing a russian uniform / Open source photo

Also the relatively recent installation of this gun by the Syrians on the ZiL-131 chassis during the civil war. Although the quality of the photo resembles the Photoshop. Therefore, the creation of the 2023 model is the first reliable confirmation of a completely new level in the military industry.

Russians Installed Ship's Anti-Aircraft Gun On the MT-LB Armored Vehicle, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
Open source photo

Defense Express notes that russians already have experience in the combination of marine themes and MT-LB. In particular, it was previously noticed that naval large-caliber machine guns were installed on this chassis. But the 2M-3 on the MT-LB is obviously a step to a completely new level.

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