2S9 Nona(Newest Ordnance of Ground Artillery)

Here we have a Nona, self-propelled mortar system, 120 mm.is an extremely light-weight self-propelled and air-droppable 120 mm gun-mortar designed in the SSSR that entered service in 1981. The 2S9 chassis is designated the S-120 and based on the aluminium hull of the BTR-D airborne multi-purpose tracked armoured personnel carrier.This 8.7 tons 120 mm mortar 2S9 Nona and Nona-S was used at least in two conflicts, the Syrian Civil War and the war in Donbass.



The 2S9 Nona-S is equipped with a two-man turret. The turret roof has two hatches, one for the gunner and the other for the loader. Turret traverse is limited to 30º either side with an elevation for the mortar from -4° to +80°. The main armament of the 2S9 consists of a 120 mm breech-loaded gun 2A51 with a barrel approximately 1.8 m long. The gun is provided with a breechblock with plastic obturator that rams the round into the cannon barrel, which is locked by the wedge at the firing moment. The 120 mm mortar has a rate of fire of 6 to 8 rds/min. Muzzle velocity is 560 m/s for the HEAT round and 367 m/s for the artillery rounds. The direct fire HEAT projectile is estimated to defeat up to 650 mm of conventional steel armour. In the indirect fire role the mortar fires high-explosive, white phosphorus and smoke rounds. The standard HE mortar bomb has a maximum range of 8,855 m while the 120 mm rocket-assisted mortar bomb has a maximum range of 13,000 m. The fighting compartment has stowage for 40 rounds of ammunition.



The SO-120 (2S9) is fully amphibious and is powered in the water by two water-jets at the rear. Standard equipment includes an NBC system, night vision equipment and an electric bilge pump.








One 120mm 2A60 gun
Country users
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
Designer Country
Infrared night vision, NBC protection system.
Protection against small arms and shell splinters.
Weight vehicle
8,700 kg
Speed vehicle
60 km/h maximum road speed
500 km
Length: 6.02 m; Width: 2.63 m; Height: 2.3 m

Slikovni rezultat za 2s9 nona skins

Slikovni rezultat za 2s9 nona


Slikovni rezultat za 2s9 nona


2S9 Nona blueprint



Slikovni rezultat za 2s9 nona


Country of origin Soviet Union
Entered service 1981
Crew 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 8.5 t
Length (gun forward) 6.02 m
Hull length 5.89 m
Width 2.63 m
Height 2.3 m
Main gun 120 mm gun/mortar
Barrel length 24 calibers
Machine guns -
Projectile weight 17.3 kg
Maximum firing range 7.15 / 8.85 / 12.8 km
Maximum rate of fire 8 - 10 rpm
Elevation range - 4 to + 80 degrees
Traverse range 70 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 25 rounds
Machine guns -
Engine 5D20 diesel
Engine power 240 hp
Maximum road speed 60 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.7 m
Trench 2 m
Fording Amphibious
















Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Locked, as a new topic was created in the proper section.:salute:

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.