June 2016

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Defence Forces Newsletter 120MM MORTAR M87 The Ruag 120mm mortar was intro- duced into the Defence Forces in 2008. It was purchased to replace the Brandt 120mm mortar, which entered service in 1954. An 81mm barrel insert can be used for training and live fi ring purposes. The mortar can be broken down and carried by the crew, which gives it versatility when moving over diffi cult terrain. CHARACTERISTICS CREW: 6 RANGE: 8200m RATE OF FIRE: 6rpm WEIGHT: 722kg FIRING ARC: 1066 mils ELEVATION: 800 mils to 1425 mils AMMO: High Explosive, Smoke & Illum

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