82mm 2K32 mortar system can fire both from the chassis and from the ground; in the latter case a base plate is used. The mortar system can cross water obstacles up to 300 m in width (water flow velocity = 0.5 - 0.6 m/s, wave height = 0.15 m) with the maximum speed of 6 km/h.
2K32 mortar system comprises the following main components:
- 82mm 2B24 mortar + single SPTA kit;
- chassis with 2F510-2 installation kit (MT-LB/ MT-LB M1 based) + single SPTA kit to the chassis.
82mm mortar is a smooth-bore, muzzle loaded mortar w/o shock absorbers that consists of the following main components: a barrel, a bipod, a base plate, a safety mechanism and a sight.
In the barrel breech, there is a fire-and-safety mechanism that initiates the primer when the bomb is dropped down in the barrel and ensures its safe withdrawal in case of misfire. In the muzzle part of the barrel there is a double load prevention mechanism that eliminates the capability to drop the second bomb into the barrel, if the previous one is yet inside.
The bipod provides support for the barrel when the mortar is in combat position and serves for setting the required elevation and traverse angles. The sight ensures accurate mortar aiming when firing against LOS and NLOS targets.
When firing from the ground, the base plate transfers the recoil force to the ground and provides the mortar stability. In traveling position the base plate is fixed on the right-hand side of the sloping plate at the top of the carrier.
The chassis with an installation kit (МТ-LBM1/ МТ-LB based) enables to transport the mortar, ammunitions, single SPTA kit and the crew and provides the capability to fire both from chassis and from the ground. Integration of the mortar with an armored chassis significantly increases the crew and ammunitions protection level, and makes it possible to accomplish combat tasks by fewer crew members.
TKB-01-1 turreted mount allows installation of optional armament, e.g. a 7.62mm PKT machinegun with 1500 ammunition magazine. And at Customer request, 2К32 mortar system may be supplied with a machinegun.
At Customer request, a TKB-01-1 turreted mount may be replace with a 12.7mm Kord machinegun. Other configuration variants are also possible.
Together with the 82mm 2K32 mortar system, 2B24 mortar SPTA kits (single and group) may be supplied.