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The New MT-LB Hybrids With Ship Anti-Aircraft Guns Have Been Spotted

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russian promises and reality / Illustrative photo from open sources
russian promises and reality / Illustrative photo from open sources

Instead of the Derivatsyia-PVO russians will use "shushpantsers"

The MT-LB with the installed 2M-3 ship anti-aircraft gun is gradually becoming the new face of the russian army, which receives the T-62’s and artisanal military vehicles.

In particular, it is now clear that the MT-LB and 2M-3 hybrid has already become not a single unit, moreover, their number is expanding. In particular, two more such vehicles were spotted on one of the latest videos from russia.

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On the train echelon, they were also spot with several ZSU-23-4, which may well be evidence that the main purpose of this hybrid is air defense. Considering this news, Defense Express reminds that russian media wrote about the new Derivatryia-PVO seld-propelled air-defense system on the BMP-3 chassis a few years ago.

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The Derivatsyia-PVO air-defense self-propelled gun / Illustrative photo from open sources

In particular, this vehicle was demonstrated in 2018 and the officials promised that it will enter the army very soon. It was declared that its 57-mm automatic cannon is what will allow destroying air targets at a range of up to 10 km.

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The Derivatsyia-PVO air-defense self-propelled gun / Illustrative photo from open sources

The Derivatsyia-PVO was said to replace the Shilka and join to the Tunguska and Pantsir-S1, since their 30-mm automatic guns are not enough to effectively fight drones. Defense Express cites a quote regarding the capabilities of the Derivatyia-PVO that were advertised in the russian mass media: "At the distances from which the drones attack, 23- and 30-mm ammunition are simply powerless."

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The 2М-3 gun / Illustrative photo from open sources

But now they try not to mention the Derivatsyia-PVO system at all, since it’s difficult to explain that the 2M-3 sector sight is the cutting edge technology, iron reliability and overall the 2M-3 turret is not armored from above, there is simply no roof, and the armor protects only from small fragments and small arms.

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