The king of Russian mortars, like many Russian artillery, is romantically named 2C4 "Tulip". The pretty name of the flower hides a monstrous power that inspires fear and respect, by the way, the shot of its 130 kilogram mine leaves a funnel in the ground with a diameter of 10 and a depth of almost 6 meters. Now there are no analogues of the Russian "Tulip": it significantly surpasses conventional artillery and is a record holder. 2C4 "Tulip" is intended primarily for the destruction of bunkers and fortified positions, of which a huge number has been created by the Ukrainian army in the Donbas. The mortar began to enter the army in 1972 and now Russia has 390 pieces in storage, 40 of them are actively used. Due to the large weight of the mines, the mortar barrel is lowered to charge and the combat crew of the machine, consisting of 11 people, manually with the help of a lifting mechanism, put the mine from the trolley on the tray and send it into the barrel. The rate of fire of the mortar is 1 shot per minute, the range is 9.5 km with conventional mines and 19 active-reactive. For protection, the mortar is equipped with a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun. The "Tulip" shot is fired by the gunner using a special remote control. The transported ammunition of the "Tulip" is 20 high-explosive artillery mines, or 10 active-reactive. The successful baptism of fire "Tulip" took place in Afghanistan and Chechnya. The 2C4 self-propelled gun weighing 27 tons is equipped with a diesel engine with a capacity of more than 500 hp and can use kerosene as fuel, the speed of movement on the highway is up to 60 km / h.