Russia bringing back “God of War” Heavy Artillery, the US says

Russia bringing back “God of War” Heavy Artillery, the US says

It is referred to the 2S4 Tyulpan 240-millimeter mortar and the 2S7 Pion 203-millimeter howitzer.

Russia is modernizing its "God of War" - heavy artillery, National Interest magazine pens with reference to the US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office.

It is referred to the 2S4 Tyulpan 240-millimeter mortar and the 2S7 Pion 203-millimeter howitzer.

Both guns are capable of firing long-range tactical nuclear warheads.

“The Soviet Union had a plethora of heavy artillery that could shoot nuclear and conventional shells, the fact that NATO would have learned the hard way had the Cold War turned hot,” the author reports.

But with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Red Army's big guns were mothballed to storage depots. Yet with temperatures rising between Russia and the West today, the heavy artillery is being dusted off and modernized, including the 2S4 Tyulpan 240-millimeter mortar and the 2S7 Pion 203-millimeter howitzer.

But Russia is now refurbishing these older weapons for the modern battlefield. "The 2S4 is reportedly being upgraded to interface with modern Russian artillery command and control systems, to include improved communication and fire control systems," FMSO notes."Also, barrels and recoil mechanisms are being refurbished or replaced." 

But this doesn't answer the question: Why is Russia bringing back old guns? Even the US Army's analysts can't figure that one out. 

According to one version, high-tech weapons like ballistic missiles are expensive; such artillery can "wipe out" the enemy's fortifications and perform tasks beyond the scope of the guns in the caliber of 122 and 152 mm.

On September 20, the US media reported that there were significant problems with the US Air Force. According to them, the country's aviation does not meet the requirements of possible conflicts due to technical difficulties and a shortage of qualified personnel.

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