82-BM-37 mortar file photo [24325]

82-BM-37 Launcher

Country of OriginRussia
TypeLauncher
Caliber82.000 mm
Length1,220.000 mm
Weight56.000 kg
Ammunition Weight3.05 kg
Rate of Fire25 rounds/min
Range3,040 m
Muzzle Velocity211 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbase82-BM-37 mortars were developed by B. I. Szayrin based on the French Brandt mle 27/31 mortar design. Production began in 1937, and due to the demands of war and firing instability problems of the 82-PM-41 successor, the production of 82-PM-37 continued alongside of 82-PM-41 until 1943. A large number of them were lost during the initial phases of the Russo-German War that began in 1941. After the war, weapons of this design saw foreign service with forces of Communist China (as Type 53 82mm mortar), Egypt (as Helwan M-69 82mm mortar), and Syria (as PM-37), either through surplus sales or local licensed manufacture.

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Photographs

Soviet mortar position near Moscow, Russia, 27 Dec 1941Soviet Kalinin Front gunner I. P.Soropud and loader M. G. Ishimbaev operating a 82-BM-37 mortar, 1942Soviet mortar crew in action at Stalingrad, Russia, 22 Jan 1943




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