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81 KRH 71 Y
Finnish mortar squad with 81 KRH 71 Y
Type Mortar
Place of origin Finland
Service history
Used by  Finland
Specifications
Weight 56 kg
Barrel length 1,200 mm
Crew 5-7

Caliber 81 mm
Rate of fire up to 20 rpm sustained
Effective range HE: 100-5,800 m
Feed system manual

81 Kranaatinheitin 71 Y (81 KRH 71 Y) is the light mortar used by the Finnish Army. It is usually used to support the infantry by indirect fire, but it can also be used for direct fire. Each infantry company has a platoon of 81 mm mortars. The mortar platoon consists of three 7-man mortar squads, each squad manning a single 81 mm mortar. Jaeger Company M2005 has a fire support squad, which consists of two 5-man mortar teams, both equipped with a 81 mm mortar. It can fire HE-fragmentation, smoke, illumination and practice rounds.

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