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120-PM-43 mortar file photo [24374]

120-PM-43 Launcher

Country of OriginRussia
Caliber120.000 mm
Weight521.500 kg
Rate of Fire9 rounds/min
Range5,700 m
Muzzle Velocity272 m/s


ww2dbase120-PM-43 mortars were introduced into Soviet service in 1943 as an improvement to the older 120-PM-38 design. They were used during the final Soviet push into Germany in the European War, and they would remain in active service in various Communist forces long after WW2. They could each be broken up into three sections for the ease of transport, or they could also be towed by trucks via two-wheeled carriages. Each weapon was usually operated by a crew of six men.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2015

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