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Type 60 81 mm self-propelled mortar
81ミリ自走迫撃砲.JPG
Type 60 81 mm self-propelled mortar on outdoor display
Type Mortar carrier
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1960 – 2008
Used by Japan
Production history
Designed 1958
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Produced 1960
Number built 18
Specifications
Weight 12.1 tonnes (13.3 short tons)
Length 4.85 metres (15.9 ft)
Width 2.40 metres (7.9 ft)
Height 1.70 metres (5.6 ft)
Crew 5

Caliber 81 millimetres (3.2 in)

Armor aluminum alloy
Primary
armament
1x M1 81mm mortar
Secondary
armament
1x M2HB 12.7 mm machine gun
Engine Mitsubishi 8HA21WT 8-cylinder diesel
220 horsepower (220 PS)
Suspension torsion bar
Operational
range
230 kilometres (140 mi)
Speed 43 kilometres per hour (27 mph)

The Type 60 81 mm self-propelled mortar (60式自走81mm迫撃砲 roku-maru-shiki-jisou-81mm-hakugeki-hou?) was a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tracked armored mortar carrier that based on JGSDF Type 60 Armoured Personnel Carrier Type SU-II. The vehicle along with a parallel development of Type 60 107 mm self-propelled mortar. Its official abbreviation is 81MSP and also known as SV in the service. The vehicle had been phased out, with Type 60 107 mm self-propelled mortar since mid-to-late 1990s.

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