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Gun Data for the Day – Day 19

Let’s take a look at artillery, starting with the M252 81mm mortar:

Weight 41.3 kilograms (91 lb)
Length 50 in (127 cm)
Barrel length 1.27 metres (4 ft 2 in)
Crew 5

Caliber 81 millimetres (3.2 in)
Elevation 45º–85.2º
Traverse 5.6º
Rate of fire 8–16 rpm sustained
20–30 rpm in exceptional circumstances and for short periods
Effective firing range HE: 91–5,935 m
(99–6,490.6 yd)[1]
Feed system muzzle-loaded
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