82-BM-37

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82mm M1937 Battalion Mortar
Zagan 82 mm moździerz wz 37.jpg
Type Infantry mortar
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
Used by  Soviet Union
Wars World War II
Specifications
Weight 56 kilograms (123 lb)
Barrel length 1.22 metres (4 ft)

Shell 3.05 kg (6 lb 12 oz)
Caliber 82 millimetres (3.2 in)
Elevation +45° to +75°
Traverse 6° to 15°
Rate of fire 25 -30 rpm
Muzzle velocity 211 m/s (690 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 3,040 m (3,320 yd)

The M-37 or 82-BM-37 (батальонный миномёт) is a Soviet 82 millimeter calibre mortar designed by B.I. Szayrin and accepted into service in 1937. The design of the M-37 is based on the earlier French Brandt mle 27/31 mortar with Russian modifications.[1]

The M-37M is an improved version with lighter base plate and a device to prevent double loading.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bishop, Chris, The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. (2002), ISBN 1-58663-762-2, p. 192