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.
The NS-23 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Story of a Real Man (Povest o nastoyashchem cheloveke)||Mounted on La-9||1948|
The NR-23 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|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|
|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|
|Area 88||Rebels||mounted on MiG-17||2004|