The 81-mm mortar is an indirect fire support weapon. It has the tactical advantage of a high trajectory, which allows it to be sighted and engage targets from behind cover and provide overhead support to friendly troops.
The mortar consists of a monobloc steel barrel with a smooth bore. The supported barrel in the bipod mount allows it to elevate, depress and cross the mortar within specified limits.
The 81 mm Mortar is a light-weight, close support, indirect fire weapon. The mortar consists of a forged monobloc steel barrel with a smooth bore. The exterior is finned for approximately half of its length towards the breech end to increase the cooling properties. At its breech end is the breech plug, which is ball shaped to fit into a socket in the base plate. The barrel is supported in the bipod mount which has a means for elevating, depressing, and traversing the mortar. It has the tactical advantage of a high trajectory, which allows it to engage targets from behind cover and provide indirect fire support.
- Weight: 34.5 kg
- Sustained rate of fire: 5 rounds per minute
- Maximum rate of fire: 15 rounds per minute
- Minimum range of fire: 84 m
- Maximum range of fire: 5,650 m
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