The Armed Forces of Ukraine demonstrated how they strike the enemy with the rare artillery system 2B16 "Nona-K"
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have demonstrated the use of a rare artillery system on the front lines - the towed 2B16 Nona-K, of which there were only two before Russia's full-scale invasion of the Armed Forces. Currently, the Nona-K is in service with the 92nd Brigade named after Ivan Sirko.
Soldiers operating this artillery system were previously part of a mortar battery, providing fire support to Ukrainian infantry. Now, they are engaging Russian infantry. A video showcasing the use of the Nona-K was released by the press service of the 92nd Brigade.
The brigade presented a video capturing the deployment of the rare artillery system - the towed 2B16 Nona-K. At the outset of Russia's full-scale invasion, only two such systems were in service with the Ukrainian army, according to Defense Express.
However, experts suggest that during a full-scale war, Ukrainian soldiers could have acquired up to eight more 2B16 Nona-Ks.
As of 2021, the Russian Armed Forces had approximately 100 units of such guns. In 2023, according to The Military Balance, the Russian army is reported to have 85 units remaining, with an additional 24 Nona-Ks in service with the Russian Navy's marines.
In the video, the Noni-K team members mentioned that they used to operate as part of a mortar battery. Currently, their mission involves hunting Russian infantry, which either advances toward Ukrainian positions or goes on rotation to the occupiers' positions as part of a howitzer battery.
"Although the team consists of members of different ages, we all understand each other because there is no other way. We share the same goal - to liberate our native land from the occupiers," stated Dmytro, the commander of the Noni-K squad, in the video.
The 2B16 Nona-K 120-mm artillery system weighs 1.2 tons. The gun crew consists of five people. The maximum range of this artillery system is 12.8 km.
Earlier, a video was posted online showing how the Defense Forces destroyed the enemy's Acacia self-propelled artillery system along with six occupants with a shot from HIMARS.
It was also reported that on the left bank of the Kherson region, near the village of Krynky, the "Magyars' Birds" swiftly incapacitated an enemy APC. The process of "demilitarization" was captured on video.