The Soviet M1938 120mm mortar was the first modern 120mm mortar developed by any country entering production in 1939. The Red Army made significant use of its heavy calibre by treating it as an artillery piece in World War II against the German army. 6 120mm mortars were assigned to each Soviet Infantry Regiment.
Quite an effective and popular weapon, this weapon was captured, copied and deployed by the Germans as well as the the Finnish Army. The Finnish Model 1938 remained in service well after WWII had ended.
This weapon was also used in large numbers by Chinese Communist Forces during the Korean War. Lacking any substantial artillery support during the initial invasion across the Yalu River, the ChiCom forces relied heavily on the M-1938/43 Mortar for fire support. The Chinese also copied the M1943 as the Chicom Type 55.
2 mortars are included, supplied with Soviet crew
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 05 November, 2007.