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2B11 Sani (Sleigh)


120mm Heavy Field Mortar


Soviet Union | 1981



"Introduced during the Cold War in 1981, the 2B11 Sani 120mm mortar series persists in service with Russian forces."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
23,555 ft
7,179.6 m | 7,851.7 yds
Max.Eff.Range
15
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
Physical
The physical qualities of the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
462.97 lb
210.00 kg
Weight
Muzzle-Fed; Pin Actuated
Action
120mm
Caliber(s)
Single-Shot; Reusable Launch Tube
Feed
Integrated Optics.
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh) 120mm Heavy Field Mortar family line.
2B11 "Sani" - Base Series Designation.


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The 120mm 2B11 "Sani" ("Sleigh") was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1981 as a replacement to the storied, World War 2-era 120mm Model 1943 series detailed elsewhere on this site. The type improved engagement ranges, tactical flexibility, operating weight, and transportability while reducing the required crew by one. It retained all of the indirect fire usefulness of its predecessor, firing 120mm shells of various types (HE, incendiary, illumination, smoke) out to ranges of 4.5 miles. With the fall of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Russian Army absorbed the weapon in its ranks and other former Soviet states elected to retain their stocks as well. This has led to continued use by Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, and Lithuania. Egypt is a foreign customer of the 2B11.

The 2B11 takes on a conventional field mortar form, incorporating the launch tube, bipod assembly, an MPM-44M optics set, and baseplate. A two-wheeled, rubber-tired carriage is integral and allows for quick displacement or transport under combat conditions. The complete system weighs 460lbs. The launch tube's mounting hardware provides an elevation reach of +45 to +80-degrees with an inherent traverse function of +/- 5 degrees from centerline. A trained crew can fire about 15 rounds per minute for sustained fire actions. Minimum engagement range is 0.30 miles with the maximum being 4.46 miles.

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Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Motovilikhinskiye Zavody Special Engineering and Metallurgy JSC - Soviet Union
National flag of Azerbaijan National flag of Egypt National flag of Estonia National flag of Georgia National flag of Lithuania National flag of Poland National flag of Russia National flag of the Soviet Union

[ Azerbaijan; Egypt; Estonia; Georgia; Lithuania; Poland; Russia; Soviet Union ]
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Image from the Russian Ministry of Defense; Public Release.
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Image of the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh)
Image from the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense image database.

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