Weapons Brief CDT KENNEDY, CDT ZOOK

82mm mortar

-Origin: Soviet Union

-Firing Action: Manually-Actuated

-Ammunition: Single-shot, reusable

-Range: 8530 feet (2600 meters)

-Muzzle velocity: 663 feet/sec (202m/sec)

-Rounds of Fire: 20 rounds per minute

-Differs from M-37 because it is more maneuverable, more price effective; however, it is less steady during firing and has a worse center of gravity

-Elevation: 45 to 85 degrees

-Traverse: 5 to 10 degree variable

-Crew needed: 4

American equivalent: M252

107mm rocket system

Official name: Type 63 107mm Rocket Launcher

Chinese design: 1961

Weight: 602kg

Dimensions: 2.9m x 1.65m x 9.1m

Crew needed: 5 people

Holds twelve rounds, 4x3 rows

Firing rate: 10-125 when mounted on vehicle, 6-9 sec on ground

Blast radius: 12.5m

Personnel IED

Parts: main charge; initiator; firing switch; safety and arming switch; container

Firing pack may include: wireless device and a safe to arming switch/timer

For initiation: Can be timed, command-initiated, or victim-operated

Types: Metallic, non-metallic

Other elements may surround it: "nails, glass, or metal frag- ments designed to increase the amount of shrapnel propelled by the explosion"

Blast Radius (5lbs TNT equivalent) : 850 meters safe distance

Soviet design: 1975

Crew, firing rate, reload time: N/A

American equivalent: M18A1 Claymore Mine

http://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/detail.asp?smallarms_id=777

http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/82-PM-41

https://books.google.com/books?id=MuGsf0psjvcC&pg=PA192&lpg=PA192&dq=%2282-pm-41%22+present+day&source=bl&ots=K6_DBjNI7M&sig=jiUqNRIJ7TFecfqb-Pid82O155g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijl8OWk6TSAhWPdSYKHc3-BlAQ6AEIPzAJ#v=onepage&q=%2282-pm-41%22%20present%20day&f=false

http://www.bulcomersks.com/index.php/military-products/ammunition/32-amunition/mortal-bombs/238-82mm-mortar-round-he-82-frag

http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/D-Book-series/book-05-Conventional-Ammo/SAS-Conventional-Ammunition-in-Surplus-Book-16-Chapter-14.pdf

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/standoff-ied-person-borne--vehicle-borne-explosives--weapon-detection-technologies-and-middle-east--africa-market--2015-2020-300248142.html

https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/prep_ied_fact_sheet.pdf

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