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2S9 NONA Self Propelled Mortar

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edited by: Tim Wing

The 2S9 NONA (Новейшее Орудие Наземной Артилерии – Newest Ordnance of Ground Artillery) was a self-propelled 120 mm mortar designed by the Soviet Union that entered service in 1981. The 2S9 chassis is designated the S-120 and based on the aluminum hull of the BTR-D airborne multi-purpose tracked armored personnel carrier. Generally, the 120 mm mortar is referred to as the Nona, with the 2S9 also known as the Nona-S; a BTR-80 based version is the 2S23 or Nona-SVK, and the towed 2B16 anti-tank gun version is named the Nona-K. It is estimated that well over 1,000 2S9s were built.

General Characteristics

  • Type: Self Propelled Gun
  • Place of origin: Soviet Union
  • In service: 1981-2031
  • Primary users: Eastern Block of Soviet Independent States (EBSIS)
  • Wars: Global Civil War, Unification War, Malcontent Uprisings, Palestine Conflict
  • Designer: TsNIITochMash
  • Manufacturer: Motovilikha Plants
  • Produced: 1979-2011
  • Number built: 1500


The 2S9 Nona-S is an amphibious vehicle that can be propelled through the water by two rear water-jets. It is operated by a four-man crew comprising a commander, a driver/mechanic, a gunner, and a loader. The hull interior is separated into a command compartment, a fighting compartment and an engine compartment. A welded steel turret is located at the middle of the hull. The two-man turret has hatches for the gunner and loader respectively.


2S9 3Propulsion

  • Engine: 5D20 Diesel, making 240 HP
  • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Fuel capacity: 400 liters


  • Road speed: 60 km/h
  • Water speed: 9 km/h
  • Operational range: 500 km
  • Power to weight: 27.1 HP/ton


The 2S9’s armor is composed of aluminum plate armor with a maximum thickness of 16 mm. The 2S9’s armor provides good resistance to lighter infantry weapons, such as the 7.62mm machine gun round, fair resistance to heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round and no resistance light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round.




The 2S9 utilizes a 120 mm 2A60 mortar with a 1.8-meter-long barrel. It is breech-loaded and capable of firing HE (high explosive), white phosphorus and smoke rounds.

  • Designation: 2A60 Mortar
  • Calibers: 120mm
  • Range: 8.8 km (conventional), 12.8 km (extended)
  • Rate of fire, max: 10 rounds per minute
  • Rate of fire, sustained: 4 rounds per minute
  • Warhead: High Explosive (HE), White Phosphorous (WP)
  • Ammunition supply: 40-60 rounds carried internally, dependent on type


  • Weight, combat: 8 tons
  • Length: 6.02 meters
  • Width: 2.63 meters
  • Height: 2.3 meters
  • Crew: 4 man crew

2S9 5Variants

2S9 NONA-S: 120mm mortar system mounted on the aluminum hull of the BTR-D airborne multi-purpose tracked armored personnel carrier.

2S23 NONA-SVK: 120mm mortar system mounted on the hull of a BTR-80.

2B16 NONA-K: Towed anti-tank gun version.



Eastern Block of Soviet Independent States (EBSIS)

Soviet Army

  • 2S9: 1981-2031

Afghanistan, Vietnam and People’s Republic of China




  • Wikipedia (English): 2S9 Nona 
  • Wikipedia (Русский): 2C9 

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