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130 mm coastal defense gun A 222

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Type  Coastal defense gun
Used by  Russia
Length  13 m (43 ft)
Place of origin  Russia
Weight  43.7 t (96,000 lb)
Width  3.1 m (10 ft)
130 mm coastal defense gun A-222

The A-222 Bereg (Russian: Берег; "Coast") is a Russian 130 mm self-propelled coastal artillery gun, which was developed in the 1980s and first shown to the public in 1993 at an arms fair in Abu Dhabi.

The Bereg artillery system consists of one command and control vehicle (CPU), a combat support vehicle (MOBD) and up to six weapon systems (SAU). All of them are mounted on 8×8 wheeled all-terrain vehicles providing excellent mobility.

The AK-130 gun is mounted on a wheeled MAZ-543 8×8 vehicle and was designed to engage surface ships and fast attack boats as well as ground targets. It is capable of engaging targets within 1–2 minutes and can fire up to 12 shots per minute.

As of 2003, the only operator of the system was the Russian unit 40th BRAP at a naval base in Novorossiysk at the Black Sea.

Comparable weapons

  • Archer Artillery System
  • References

    130 mm coastal defense gun A-222 Wikipedia

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