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

Type:
Mortar Round

Country of Origin:
Finland

Countries Found 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)
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