Georgian (Georgia)English (United Kingdom)Russian (CIS)
FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

Our Partners




The 82 mm 2B14 Podnos (2B14 PODНOS) light mortar may be regarded as an entirely new development, owing little other than an overall similarity to earlier Soviet/Russian Federation 82 mm designs such as the M-37. It is in production for use by airborne and other special force units. The 2B14 has been superseded in manufacture by the 2B14-1 model.

The 2B14-1 Podnos uses modern materials and manufacturing methods throughout, but remains entirely conventional in overall design, being a bipod-mounted, drop-fired smoothbore mortar with a high-strength steel alloy barrel. The muzzle is fitted with a device to prevent double loading, (although this is not always employed). The 2B14-1 is also fitted with what is described as a firing-pin lowering mechanism used when unloading is necessary. If required, the entire mortar can be broken down into manpack loads to be carried by the crew of four.Sighting equipment includes a MUM panoramic mortar sight and a K1 collimator, both provided with lighting equipment for use at night.When introduced, the 2B14 Podnos could fire all existing 82 mm mortar ammunition types over a range of 80 to 3,200 m. However, a later series of 82 mm ammunition types were developed with a range band from 90 to 4,000 m.In Bulgaria, a self-propelled version of the 2B14 Podnos is carried in a variant of the MT-LB tracked carrier. The system weight in travelling order with a crew of four is 12,600 kg.A document dated October 1992 gives the unit price for a single 2B14 Podnos light mortar as USD15,000.




Max firing range
(fragmentation mortar bomb), km 4.02
Min firing range, km 0.08
Rate of fire, rds/min 20
Elevation, deg: from 45 to 85
Traverse, deg 8
Fire pattern:
in range, Epr/Xmax 1/183
in deflection, Epd, m 7
Fragmentation mortar bomb weight, kg 3.1
Weight of weapon, t 0.039
Crew 4
Unit of fire, rds 120

JavaScript is disabled!
To display this content, you need a JavaScript capable browser.