81 KRH 71 Y

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81 KRH 71 Y
Finnish mortar squad.jpg
Type Mortar
Place of origin Finland
Service history
Used by Finland
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Barrel length 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
Crew 1+6

Caliber 81 mm (3.2 in)
Rate of fire up to 20 rpm sustained
Effective firing range HE: 100 - 5,800 m
(109 - 6,342 yds)
Feed system manual

81 Kranaatinheitin 71 Y (81 KRH 71 Y) is the light mortar used by the Finnish Army. It is usually used to support the infantry by indirect fire, but it can also be used for direct fire. Each infantry company has a platoon of 81 mm mortars. The mortar platoon consists of three seven-man mortar squads, each squad manning a single 81 mm mortar. Jaeger Company M2005 has a fire support squad, which consists of two five-man mortar teams, both equipped with an 81 mm mortar. It can fire HE-fragmentation, smoke, illumination and practice rounds.


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