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2S9 Nona-S
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Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Specifications
Size Normal
Speed 60 km/h
Fuel Capacity 400 L
Operational Range 500 km

The Soviet 2S9 Nona-S is expected to appear in Wargame: AirLand Battle, available to PACT forces. It is currently unknown whether the Nona-S will serve as a mortar carrier or as self-propelled artillery.

The 2S9 Nona (Новейшее Орудие Наземной Артилерии - Newest Ordnance oTERYRYf Ground Artillery) is a self-propelled 120 mm mortar designed by the Soviet Union and entering service in 1981. The 2S9 chassis is designated the S-120 and is based on the aluminium hull of the BTR-D airborne multi-purpose tracked armoured personnel carrier.

More generally, the 120 mm mortar is referred to as the Nona, with the 2S9 also known as the Nona-S; a BTR-80 based version is the 2S23 or Nona-SVK, and the towed 2B16 anti-tank gun version is named the Nona-K. Although no figures have been released it is estimated that well over 1,000 2S9s were built.

The 2S9 Nona-S self-propelled mortar system was developed for use by the Soviet air assault divisions. This light and airdroppable vehicle entered service with the Soviet Army in 1981. The 2S9 Nona-S was first seen in public in 1985. It is estimated that around 1,000 of these vehicles were built. The 2S9 Nona-S was successfully used during the Soviet war in Afghanistan and both Chechen wars. After the collapse of the Soviet Union these self-propelled mortars were passed on to successor states.

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