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L9A1 51mm Mortar

Small and light enough to be carried by one soldier, the 51mm mortar gives an infantry platoon mobile indirect fire support.

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The 51mm Mortar can be used to illuminate the battlefield with parachute flare rounds like these.

As with its big brother, the 81mm L16, the 51mm can fire a range of ordinance including illumination flares, obscuring smoke and high explosive rounds out to a maximum range of 750 meters.A skilled operator can put up to 8 rounds down range per minute.

weight : 6.725kg
barrel length : 700m
Bomb weight:
Illumination: 800 grams
Smoke: 900 grams
High Explosive: 920 grams

The L9A1 is gradually being phased out in favour of the 40mm rounds fired by the Grenade Launcher found on the SA80a2 UGL.

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