MTPU 14.5mm marine pedestal machine-gun mount

MTPU 14.5mm marine pedestal machine-gun mount

Description

14.5-mm sea pedestal machine gun mount (MTPU) with 14.5-mm machine gun (KPVT) is intended for armament of the fighting boats and other sea and river vessels to combat the waterborne, shore-based and air lightly armoured targets. Item

14.5-mm MTPU serves:
  • to aim and conduct machine gun (KPVT) fire by one gunner;
  • to provide fire in short (10-15 rd) and long (up to 50 rd) bursts^
  • to defeat the waterborne and shore-based targets at a range of up to 2,000 m as well as air targets at a height of up to 1,500 m and at a range of up to 2,000 m (using the cartridges with armour-piercing incendiary bullets Б-32, armour-piercing incendiary tracer bullets БЗТ and incendiary instantaneous bullets МДЗ).
  • to perform practice with blank cartridges.

Technical data

Performance Data
Armament machine gun KPVT
Calibre, mm 14.5
Cyclic rate of fire, rds/min, no less than 450
Accuracy range, m:
- ground target 2000
- air target 1500
Mass of mount with machine gun
(without ammunition load and SPT&A), kg, max 350
Overall dimensions of mount
(including base height from deck - 100 mm), mm:
- length 2800
- width 865
- height at elevation angle of 0°, mm 1500-1800
- height at elevation angle of 60°, mm 2590-2890
Maximum turning radius, mm 1,704
Elevation, grad -15 to +60
Traversing angle, grad ±180
Height of sight radius (including base height frodeck -100 mm), mm 1,450.
Fire line height (including base height from deck - 100 mm), mm 1,100.
Mass of machine gun, kg, max:
- without electric trigger 49.5
-with electric trigger 52
Feed RH
Barrel cooling air
Aiming principle manual
Method for applying fire manual or with electric trigger
Crew, pers. 1