120 Krh/40

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120 Krh/40
Granatkastare modell 41 Revinge 2015.jpg
Type Heavy mortar
Place of originFinland
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. built596 by Tampella [1]
Mass260 kilograms (570 lb)
Barrel  length189cm

Caliber 120 millimetres (12 cm)
Rate of fire up to 20 shots/minute [1]
Muzzle velocity 116–290 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

Grenade Launcher at Regiment Day on South Scanian Regiment. Granatkastare m41 Revinge 2012.jpg
Grenade Launcher at Regiment Day on South Scanian Regiment.
Loading the grenade launcher into a cart. Granatkastare modell 41 Revinge 2018-2.jpg
Loading the grenade launcher into a cart.

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. In 1956, their base-plates were replaced by Swedish-manufactured Hotchkiss-Brandt M-56 baseplates. [2] As of 2016, 165 m/41D are still in service in the Estonian Land Forces [3] and 22 are held by the Lithuanian Armed Forces. [4]

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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