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2S4 M-1975 Tyulpan [Tulip Tree]
240-mm self-propelled mortar

The 240-mm self-propelled mortar known to the West as the M-1975 is known as the SM-240 (2S4) by the former Soviet Army, although its more common name is the Tyulpan, or Tulip Tree. The M-1975 consists of a much modified GMZ tracked minelaying vehicle carrying a 240-mm M-240 breech-loading mortar on the hull rear.

Specifications

Length 8.5 m
Width 3.2 m
Height 3.2 m
Weight 30.0 t
Speed 62 km/h
Fording 1.0 m
Armour 20 mm Steel
Engine V-59, 520 hp
Fuel Cap. 500 lit
Crew 9
Armament 1 x 240mm M-240
1 x 12.7mm DsHK
Ammo 12 x 240mm
100 x 12.7mm
NBC-prot. Yes

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