81mm Mortar

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)



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