Thursday, August 11, 2022

Russian company unveiled new SAMUM self-propelled anti-aircraft gun

The JSC “Podolsk Electromechanical Plant of Special Machine Building” has showcased a new SAMUM self-propelled anti-aircraft gun during Russia’s Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition.

The Samum is a short-range air defence system based on the new 4×4 light wheeled platform, also developed by “Podolsk Electromechanical Plant of Special Machine Building”. The vehicle accommodates a crew of three including driver, commander and gunner.

The Samum is fitted with twin ZU-23/30M1-4 23mm automatic cannon which is operated by one gunner. The cannon can engage air targets within a range of 2,5 km and 1,500 m against aerial targets.


The Samum is powered by diesel engine delivering a power of 200hp. The engine provides a maximum speed of 160km/h and a range of 1000km.  It has a total weight of 6,500 kg.

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