The L16A2 81mm Mortar is a indirect fire weapon which is capable of providing accurate High Explosive, smoke and illuminating rounds out to a maximum range of 5,650m.
Introduced to replace the Second World War 3-inch Mortar, the L16 has been in use since the 1950s and has a crucial role to play in Airborne Operations.
Calibre: 81 mm
Weight: 35.3 kg (in action)
Barrel length: 1,280 mm
Muzzle velocity: 225 m/s
Maximum range: 5,650 m (HE)
Rate of fire: 15 rounds per minute
Bomb weight: 4.2 kg (HE L3682)