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M1943 (120-PM-43) Russian 120mm Mortar

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notes"The M1943 Mortar also known as the SAMOVAR is a Soviet 120-millimeter caliber smoothbore mortar first introduced in 1943 as a modified version of the M1938 mortar. It virtually replaced the M1938 as the standard weapon for mortar batteries in all Soviet infantry battalions by the late 1980s, though the armies of the Warsaw Pact utilized both in their forces. This muzzle-loading mortar can be easily broken down into three parts – barrel, bipod, and baseplate – for movement over short distances or towed by a GAZ-66 truck on a two-wheel tubular carriage. The baseplate mounting permits all-azimuth firing, however, as with most Soviet mortars it was difficult to turn rapidly over a wide traverse. It could accommodate small-angle shifts of up to 6 degrees without having to shift the baseplate though."
dateOfIntroduction1943
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Laos (People's Democratic Republic), Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Pakistan, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe"
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images
"M1943_Mortar(B).jpg"
"M1943_(120-PM-43)_(BB).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation"
value"M1943; Samovar ; 120-PM-43"
name"Type"
value"120mm Mortar"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Russia; Company: INA"
name"In Service"
value"1943-Present"
name"Crew"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"INA"
name"Barrel Length"
value"INA"
name"Weight"
value"275 kg"
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"M1943"
name"Type"
value"Mortar"
name"Caliber"
value"120mm"
name"Breech"
value"muzzle loaded"
name"Elevation"
value"+45° to +80°"
name"Traverse"
value"t could accommodate small-angle shifts of up to 6 degrees without having to shift the baseplate though."
name"Rate of Fire"
value"9 rpm maximum, 70 rds/hr sustained"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"272 m/s"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"5,700 m (6,200 yd) maximum, 500 m (550 yd) minimum"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Mortar Projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"120 mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Types of Ammunition"
value"FRAG-HE and HE"
variants
name"Type 53"
notes"China version."
name"Type 55"
notes"A more robust but heavier version, the Type 55, was developed by Norinco."
name"Helwan Model UK 2."
notes"Egypt also produced a locally modified variant, the Helwan Model UK 2."
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