|Place of origin||Finland|
|Used by|| Finnish army |
|No. built||596 by Tampella|
|Mass||260 kilograms (570 lb)|
|Caliber||120 millimetres (12 cm)|
|Rate of fire||up to 20 shots/minute|
|Muzzle velocity||116–290 m/s|
|Maximum firing range||5,300 metres (17,400 ft)|
120 Krh/40 is a 120 mm mortar developed by Finnish Tampella (now Patria Vammas).
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. As of 2016 [update] , 165 m/41D are still in service in the Estonian Land Forces and 22 are held by the Lithuanian Armed Forces.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. In 1956, their base-plates were replaced by Swedish-manufactured Hotchkiss-Brandt M-56 baseplates.
They got a major increase in lethality when the STRIX top attack anti armour round was introduced in the 1990s; it is a smart weapon that homes in on the IR signature of armoured vehicles.
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