120 Krh/40

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
120 Krh/40
mini
Type Heavy mortar
Place of origin Finland
Service history
Used by Finnish army
Swedish army
Estonian army
German army
Latvian army
Lithuanian army
Wars Continuation War
Production history
Designer Tampella
Manufacturer Tampella
No. built 596 by Tampella[1]
Specifications
Weight 260 kilograms (570 lb)
Barrel length 189cm

Caliber 120 millimetres (12 cm)
Rate of fire up to 20 shots/minute[1]
Muzzle velocity 116–290 m/s[1]
Maximum firing range 5,300 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

References[edit]