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160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752) 

160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752)
Includes four mortars, Command rifle team, Observer rifle team, four large bases, two small bases and base plug sprue.

The 160mm Mortar obr 1943 was the heaviest mortar used by Soviets in World War II. It was able to deliver a hefty payload up to 5000 metres and to fire 10 rounds per minute.

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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
The culmination of Flames Of War’s Late-war period, the Berlin intelligence handbook focuses on the Soviet assault on the German capital city of Berlin, the battles to encircle it, and the final desperate defence by the by the rag-tag German forces.

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It was originally conceived as simply a larger version of the 120-PM-38 mortar. However, with a 160mm bomb weighing 40kg, lifting it up to the muzzle of a 3-metre long mortar tube was hardly practical! It was redesigned as a breech-loading weapon. A recoil system was added, to prevent the shock of firing a 160mm bomb from driving the baseplate into the ground. Because of the weapon’s weight (more than a metric ton), wheels were added to allow it to be towed behind a vehicle. With all these modifications, it began to resemble a howitzer as much as a traditional mortar. However, it was less costly and resource-intensive to manufacture than similar calibre guns and howitzers.
The Mortar teams
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The Command Rifle team
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The Observer Rifle team
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The 160mm obr 1943 Mortar in Flames Of War
  Mobility Range
ROF
Anti-tank
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160mm obr 1943 mortar Heavy  56"/140cm
- 4 2+  
160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752)

 Assembling the 160mm obr 1943 Mortar

160mm obr 1943 Mortar (SU752)

Step 1. Begin assembly by glueing the wheels onto the chassis. Step 2. Once the glue has cured, glue the gun onto the assembled chassis. See below for correct placement.
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Step 3. Now you can glue the gun onto the platform.
The small ball on the gun fits into the middle of the platform.
Below. 160mm obr 1943 Mortar assembled correctly.
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Now all you need to do is add your gun to the base and add your choice of 5 crew.
~George


Last Updated On Thursday, August 27, 2015