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2B14 Podnos
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Type Mortar
Calibre 82 mm
Magazine
capacity
8
Variants None
Games
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The 2B14 Podnos is an 82 mm static mortar used by both the CDF and ChDKZ insurgents, as well as with the Takistani Army in ArmA 2.

Overview

The 2B14 is a man-portable 82 mm static mortar.

Like its American-made counterpart, the 2B14 can launch one shell every 3 seconds (averaging 20 rounds per minute). Each mortar always contains a stockpile of 8 high-explosive (HE) shells, and only takes 5 seconds to fully rearm once all of its shells are been depleted.

Outdated but just as reliable, the 2B14 serves as a lightweight counterpart to the much larger D-30 self-propelled howitzer.

Unlike the latter, the 2B14's 81 mm mortars lack its firepower but compensates by being much more flexible, as the 2B14 can be disassembled into backpack form and relocated as the user requires.

Compared to its American-made counterpart, the 2B14 mostly retains the same performance metrics but has a slightly greater maximum firing range (at the cost of a lower launch velocity). In all other aspects however, it remains virtually identical in every way.

Munitions

The 2B14 only supports being loaded with one type of shell:

Damage type Base damage value Launch velocity (m/s)
High-Explosive 165 200

VO-832DU HE shells have a blast radius of 18 metres. They are always fired with an initial launch velocity of 200 m/s, and can potentially reach a terminal velocity of up to 800 m/s upon reaching their impact zone.

Capabilities

It has three range modes available for firing:

  • Close range: 60 to 665 metres
  • Medium range: 230 to 2,660 metres
  • Far range: 540 to 4,500 metres

If a firing solution is selected, the 2B14 can fire all eight of its shells in under 32 seconds. Without a firing solution, the 2B14 is slightly faster and can unload all of its shells in under 24 seconds instead (though the user will not be able to utilise the artillery computer for this "mode" of firing).

Trivia

  • Like all pre-Operation Arrowhead static turrets, CDF/ChDKZ 2B14s cannot be disassembled into a man-portable backpack form while Takistani troops are able to do so.
    • This is because static weapon unpacking/assembly was not added until the expansion pack's release. Chernarussian 2B14s were not given this capability as no CDF or ChDKZ units can "carry" backpacks (unlike their Takistani counterparts).
  • Alongside the M252, the 2B14 is one of first two static mortars in the series.

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See also

Static weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-cdf.png CDF - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-chdkz.png ChDKZ - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
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