Syrian forces of President Bashar al-Assad use 240 mm mortar 2S4 Tyulpan to bombard Homs 0103125

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Conflict in the world - Syria

 
 
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 02:29 PM
 
Syrian forces of President Bashar al-Assad use 240 mm mortar 2S4 Tyulpan to bombard Homs.
According to information from the Syrians rebels, the armed forces of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad use Russian-made self-propelled mortar carrier 240mm caliber 2S4 Tyulpan to bombard the city of Homs.
     
According to information from the Syrians rebels, the armed forces of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad use Russian-made self-propelled mortar carrier 240mm caliber 2S4 Tyulpan to bombard the city of Homs.
Russian-made 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm armoured vehicle self-propelled mortar carrier.
(Credit photo Army Recognition)
     

During coventional combat, mortar attacks are used to hit hidden targets or to flatten buildings of the enemy. In the current case of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is using mortar attacks for a complete destruction of the city of Homs.

The 2S4 Tyulpan is designed to demolish fortification and fieldworks and to defeat manpower and equipment. The mortar system was also used in the past by the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Iraq and Lebanon but as far as it is known it is no longer in front line service with these countries.

The 2S4 Tyulpan is capable of firing laser-guided munitions, and also munitions with chemical and nuclear wrahead. Russian sources have stated that the tactical nuclear and chemical projectiles have now been phased out of service.

 

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