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82-PM-41 mortar file photo [24322]

82-PM-41 Launcher

Country of OriginRussia
Caliber82.000 mm
Length1,200.000 mm
Weight56.000 kg
Ammunition Weight3.05 kg
Rate of Fire15 rounds/min
Range3,040 m
Muzzle Velocity211 m/s


ww2dbase82-PM-41 mortars were designed between 1940 and 1941, and the production began in 1941. Compared to their 82-BM-37 predecessors, they enjoyed removable wheel bases, lighter weight, and cheaper production cost. In 1943, production ceased as they were superseded by the 82-PM-43 design which addressed the instability problem with 82-PM-41. 82-PM-41 mortars were typically assigned to infantry battalions, with each mortar operated by a typical crew of four. They were used widely during the battles at Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and other locations in the Soviet Union particularly in the early half of the European War. After the war, many surplus 82-PM-41 mortars were given or sold to Communist nations such as Czechoslovakia, Communist China, East Germany, Poland, Vietname, among others.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2015


82-PM-41 mortar during a demonstration, 1940s

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