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FINLAND MORTAR ROUND, 160-MM, HE, ARROW-TYPE, MODEL 1/53

Type

Mortar Round

Country of Origin

Finland

Countries Used In (Suspected)

None found

Descriptions
Description

This is a percussion-primed mortar cartridge with a subcaliber, fin-stabilized (FS), arrow-type, high-explosive (HE) projectile using a discarding sabot. The projectile incorporates a setback-armed, impact-fired, point-detonating (PD) fuze.

Method of Operation

No data

Markings

Except for the unpainted nose element of the fuze, and the boom and fins of the sabot, the cartridge is painted black. Markings on the cartridge are stenciled in white.

Specifications
Width/Diameter (mm) 160
Height/Length (mm) 1690
Weight (g) 21700
Explosive Weight (g) 1542
Component Materials

The fuze nose element is brass with an aluminum firing pin cap. The boom and fins of the sabot are aluminum. The remainder of the cartridge is steel. The propellant increments are covered with silk cloth.

Case Materials

Aluminum

Explosive

TNT

Hazard

Explosive (HE)
Frag

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