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« on: 4 December 2014, 15:23:27 »
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Grw 34, 81mm mortar.

GrW34, 81mm

Standard mortar issued to the German army and Waffen SS in WWII.
Adapted for use in vehicles like the SdKfz251/2 and 250/7.
A standard platoon had 4 pieces, fire could be given by blindly firing using map coordinates or by radio with a forward observer.
It came into service in 1934 and served untill the end of the war.

Weight: 62 kg (136.6 lbs)
Steel barrel: 57 kg (125.6 lbs)
Barrel length: 1,143 mm (45 in)
Shell: 3.5 kg (7 lb 11 oz)
Caliber :81.4 mm (3.20 in)
Elevation: 45° to 90°
Traverse: 10° to 23°
Rate of fire    15-25 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 174 m/s (571 ft/s)
Maximum firing range: 2,400 m (2,624 yds)
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