Precision Mechanics Plant Produces Its Thousandth ZTM-1 30mm Automatic Cannon
“Precision Mechanics Plant” Scientific-Technical Complicated State Enterprise, which is a part of Ukroboronprom, produced its thousandth ZTM-1 gun throughout its operation. ZTM-1 is put in on numerous fashions of Ukrainian mild armored autos related in its outlay design and efficiency capabilities to the 30mm 2A72 computerized cannon. The cannons are appropriate for the set up on mild AIFV platforms of assorted sorts, such because the BMP-2 infantry combating car, the BMD-2/3 airborne fight autos, and the BTR80/90 armored personnel carriers. The cannon can also be in operation service with a number of overseas armies.
Cannon can carry out single and computerized fireplace with armor-piercing and high-explosive fragmentation shells. The cannon may be operated each mechanically and remotely. ZTM-1 is designed for fights towards calmly armored targets at distances as much as 2000 m, anti-tank guided missile launchers, unarmored autos, and enemy manpower at distances as much as 4000 m, in addition to towards air targets flying at low altitudes as much as 2000 m at subsonic speeds and inclined vary of as much as 2500 m. The cannon can fireplace as much as 330 rounds per minute with an preliminary projectile velocity of 960 m/s.
The weapons are managed mechanically or remotely (within the latter case, utilizing, once more, an electrical set off). The cannons ship high-explosive [HE] or armor-piercing rounds loaded from belt magazines saved in two ammunition packing containers. Every of the automated cannons is supplied with as much as 500 rounds of ready-use ammunition. The ZTM-family cannons can function independently or as a part of the general-purpose SHKVAL, distant weapons station mounted on AIFV platforms, particularly, the BMP-1U IFV and the BTR-3U APC. The weapons are additionally appropriate for set up on the BMD-1/2 ACV upgrades and different AIFV platforms designed by the Morozov Machine Design Bureau of Kharkiv.
“Precision Mechanics Plant” was based in 1996 as a specialised enterprise for the event and manufacturing of artillery and small arms. The plant started producing 30-mm ZTM-1 and ZTM-2 computerized weapons (Ukrainian designed equal of the Soviet-vintage 2A42) within the early 2000s. The vary of purposes for the ZTM-2 cannon moreover consists of the helicopters Kamov Ka-50/52 and the Mikoyan Mi-28N. The ZTM cannons may be reconfigured for integration with fight platforms of different sorts. The cannons can function in repetition-fire or automatic-fire modes utilizing an electrical set off.
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