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81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoons (RO705)includes four 81mm Mortar Teams and four 120mm Mortar Teams
Mortars are ideal support weapons for the infantry. They can be called on to give instant support against assaulting enemy. On attack they can bring fire down on the enemy positions to keep their heads down, while your infantry approaches to assault.
The Romanian used the 81.4mm Brandt mortar model 1927/31. The 81mm mortar produced by the French Brandt firm became a ’classic’ design of its era and was copied or licence-built by almost every army in Europe as well as the United States. It was adopted by the Romanians and used to outfit the mortar platoon supporting the infantry and cavalry.
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Bagration: Axis AlliesIn 1944 Stalin’s Red army is on the attack. While it throws the Germans out of Byelorussia, it also goes about defeating Germany’s allies; Finland, Romania and Hungary. The Romanians hold off the first Soviet attacks, but a second massive offensive in August 1944 sees them overwelmed. They surrender and swap sides to fight alongside the Soviets. Meanwhile, the Finns also fight for their survival as the Soviets attempt to steamroll them out of the war. They fight the Soviets to a standstill and agree a peace, but are forced to to turn on the Germans. Then three massive Soviet Fronts turn on Hungary, defended by six German and Hungarian armies. The great red sledgehammer is soon swinging, as the Soviets and Romanians launch an assault toward Budapest. Axis armoured forces attempt to stop the encirclement of the city. This savage and bitter struggle will last for 100 gruelling days.
Specifications 81mm mortar
Calibre: 81.4 mmBarrel length: 1267.5mmWeight: 59.7kgElevation: 45° - 85°Traverse: 8° - 12°ROF: 18 rounds/minMaximum Range: 2850mShell weight (HE shell model 1924/27): 3.310 kg
Accuracy of the 81.4mm Brandt mortar model 1927/31 mortar:
• 8m x 17m square at 460m range• 9m x 32m square at 995m range• 17m x 35m square at 1730m range• 32m x 42m square at 2060m range
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