The 81mm Mortar

81mm Mortar

81mm Mortar

The battle-proven 81mm Mortar delivers accurate High Explosive (HE), Smoke or Illuminating rounds out to a range of 5650m. The 81mm mortar is found on the Support Weapons Flight of an RAF Regt Sqn and provides a Sqn with its own indirect fire support.  The weapon is aimed using the new Target Locating Equipment (TLE) which is made up of the Specialised Personal GPS Receiver (SPGR) and LH40C (Laser).  This generates a significant enhancement in first round accuracy and the ease, and speed, with which accurate fire missions can be executed.  The system is highly mobile and ultra effective against soft targets, particulary troop formations.

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