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81mm mortar

The L16A2 81mm mortar is a Battlegroup level indirect fire weapon which is capable of providing accurate high explosive, smoke and illuminating rounds out to a maximum range of 5650m.

The mortar platoon, in mechanised and armoured infantry battalions, are mounted in and fire from armoured personnel carriers, increasing mobility and enabling rapid disengagement and movement to new fire positions.
Calibre 81mm
Weight 35.3kg (in action)
Barrel length 1280mm
Muzzle velocity 225m/s
Maximum range 5,650m
Rate of fire 15 rounds per minute
Bomb weight 4.2kg