is a 160mm caliber
manufactured in Menghe
. It is a license-produced copy of the Letnevian
M42 mortar system, with minor weight-saving modifications to the towing carriage. It is one of the heaviest operational mortar systems in Septentrion
, with an impressive explosive payload but a modest range and rate of fire. A single towed SB-160 requires a crew of 8 men, consisting of a commander, gunner, a two loaders, and four additional ammunition handlers, who also help move the weapon into position. Properly digging the baseplate into the ground can take as long as 15-20 minutes, precluding shoot-and-scoot operations. Each battery consists of six mortars in two firing platoons (or sampojo
), with three batteries in each heavy mortar battalion. (See more...