sowjet self-propelled gun

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In InterAvia 2/1959 I found this photo of two sowjet self-propelled guns. The caption says,
they for long-range ramjet powered rounds. The same type I found on http://forum.panzer-archiv.de/viewtopic.php?t=7492,
here described either as recoilless guns or mortars, capable of firing nuclear rounds.
It seems, that only those two examples were built. Any additional information ?
 

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It's 406-mm SPG 2А3 "Конденсатор" (Объект 271), nuclear gun. Was released only four vehicle, but were replaced by missile systems. Do not be mistaken with 2Б1 "Ока", 420-mm nuclear mortar.

More precise: on the photo in the far distance - "Конденсатор". Near distance - "Ока". Differ cylinder recoil mechanism on the barrel "Конденсатор". "Ока" don't have it, because the mortar with a fixed barrel.
+ Additional photo of 2А3 "Конденсатор"
 

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Many thanks ! Honestly I didn't realise, that the vehicle in the foreground
is a different one. Mobility seems to have been better, than that of the
US M 65 "Atomic Annie".
 

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No, because this SPG did not pass any of the bridges or on overpasses, did not fit in the railway gauge, and could not turn around in the city.


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There is some info on this page, about two thirds down.
http://airlandseaweapons.devhub.com/blog/category/artillery/page-3/
 

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nmdvtw.jpg

and another picture with a projectile

Pay attention to external shocks absorbers оf this 420-mm mortar


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In addition: here's an image 406-mm cannon. No shock absorbers, but there recoil mechanism on the barrel.
 

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