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100-mm Type 71 towed mortar

Country of Origin: China


The Type 71 100-mm mortar served with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). The PLA was the only military in the world to use a 100-mm mortar. China used 100-mm mortars as the standard regimental level weapon in airborne, highland, jungle and light infantry units that were deployed in the southern part of the country.

The Type 71 was basically a larger caliber version of the 82-mm Type 67 mortar. The Type 71 consisted of a tube, bipod and triangular-shaped base plate. It...

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