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Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23

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Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 - 23x115 mm
Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 - 23x115 mm
Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 on display - 23x115 mm

Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 and Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 are Soviet aircraft autocannons.

NS-23 was designed in 1944 as a lightweight weapon that couls be a replacement for both ShVAK-20, used on fighter planes, and VYa-23, the main gun on Il-2 ground attack plane. NS-23 was chambered in 23x115 mm, a new round that was derived from the 14.5x114 mm by necking it out to 23 mm to use VYa projectile. This autocannon was mounted on La-9 and La-11 fighter planes, MiG-9, MiG-15 (early version), Yak-15 and Yak-17 jet fighter plane and Il-10 ground attack plane.

NR-23 is an improved version of NS-23, with double side feeding system, increased rate of fire and more durable barrel. It was put into service in 1948 and was used on MiG-15bis, MiG-17, MiG-19 and some other fighter planes, Il-10M ground attack planes, Tu-4 and Il-28 bombers and Be-6 hydroplane.

NS-23

The NS-23 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Story of a Real Man (Povest o nastoyashchem cheloveke) Mounted on La-9 1948

NR-23

The NR-23 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Blue Arrow (Golubaya strela) Mounted on MiG-17 1958
The Stolen Train (Otkradnatiyat vlak) Mounted on IL-28 1971
Across the Gobi and the Khingan (Govi Khyangand tulaldsan ni) USA soldiers twin, mounted on the Soviet Tu-4 1981

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Date
Battlefield 2 Norinco Type 23-2K clone, mounted on Q-5 Fantan, incorrectly shown as having a single nose-mounted gun 2005
Project Reality Norinco Type 23-2K clone, mounted on Q-5 Fantan 2005
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Mounted on Tu-95 Bear, unusable 2011
Grand Theft Auto V Mounted on MiG-17 2013

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Area 88 Rebels mounted on MiG-17 2004



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