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120-mm HY-12D1 Tosam towed mortar

Country of Origin: Turkey

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The HY-12D1 is an unusual muzzle-loading rifled mortar. It is a copy of the French 120-mm RT F1 mortar.

The mortar is towed on a two-wheel carriage and can be single fired or operated automatically on its wheels. In Turkish service, the mortar is generally towed by a UNIMOG light truck that also carries the crew of six as well as 60 mortar bombs.

When fired off the ground, the HY-12D1 is supported by an axle emplaced in the ground. The firing pin can be engaged by a trigger...

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