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ID

OSMP169

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Analyst Note

The 120 mm 3-Z-2 incendiary mortar projectile contains 6 incendiary elements, four large and two small. These are hollow steel ‘cups’ filled with an incendiary mixture of an unknown type, but understood to be comparable in effect to thermite. (ARES)

External Research

Armament Research Services (ARES)

“An image shared by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (DSNS) via social media in early May [2022] depicts what appear to be several Soviet 3-Z-2 (sometimes written ‘3Z2’) 120 mm incendiary mortar projectiles near the city of Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine […] The 3-Z-2 mortar projectile can be identified by its distinctive physical features (body and incendiary element remnants) and markings (including designation and red-coloured band). It is distinguishable in form and markings from the earlier Z-843А 120 mm incendiary mortar projectile. The ejection of six incendiary elements may also result in a distinctive visual signature when the munition functions.”

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