120 Krh/40

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120 Krh/40
mini
TypeHeavy mortar
Place of originFinland
Service history
Used byFinnish army
Swedish army
Estonian army
German army
Latvian army
Lithuanian army
WarsContinuation War
Production history
DesignerTampella
ManufacturerTampella
No. built596 by Tampella[1]
Specifications
Weight260 kilograms (570 lb)
Barrel length189cm

Caliber120 millimetres (12 cm)
Rate of fireup to 20 shots/minute[1]
Muzzle velocity116–290 m/s[1]
Maximum firing range5,300 metres (17,400 ft)

120 Krh/40 is a 120 mm mortar developed by Finnish Tampella (now Patria Vammas).

Use in Sweden[edit]

The 120 Krh/40 was exported to Sweden between 1941 and 1944 and later produced under license in Sweden. A total of 219 was exported by Tampella.[1] The Swedish military calls them 12 cm granatkastare m/41 and they have continued to serve as the standard heavy mortar of the Swedish Army.

They got a major increase in lethality when the STRIX top attack anti armour round was introduced in the 1990s; it's a smart weapon that homes in on the IR signature of armoured vehicles.

External links[edit]

Media related to 120 Krh 40 at Wikimedia Commons

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