Interesting piece of equipment, basically a spigot mortar.
Unlike a conventional mortar, which uses gravity acting on the bomb dropped into the tube (striking the anvil or striker at the base of the tube detonating the propellant cartridge in the bomb and launching the mortar bomb), a spigot mortar alters this principle by using a metal rod onto which a bomb with a hollow tail is placed.
The bomb’s tail then becomes the element which contains the pressure from the detonated propellant charge rather than the tube. The 2B25’s bomb has a plug at at the base of the propellant cartridge which, when fired, is then pushed down the bomb’s tail tube.
The 2B25 first began to appear in western media back in 2018 but the design dates back to at least the early 2010s.
Developed by the central research institute Burevestnik, it is manned by a two man team and can be transported in a backpack.
Officially released data for the mortar suggests it has a maximum range of 1.200m with a rate of fire of perhaps 15 rpm. It is reportedly equipped with a standard MPM-44M optical mortar sight. The mortar’s 3VO35 bomb itself weights 3.3kg and has a 1.9kg warhead.
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