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81-mm L16A1

Country of Origin: Britain


The L16A1 was developed in 1957 as a replacement for the British army's 3-in (76-mm) World War II-era mortar. The lightweight, accurate, drop-fired weapon is now the standard mortar for the British armed forces and has been exported to a large number of other countries.

The mortar breaks down into three parts: tube, K-mount and baseplate. The heaviest single part (the barrel) weighs 28 lb (12.7 kg). The C2 optical sight unit and the baseplate were designed by the Canadian weapons...

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