120 mm Mortar M.1938
(120-PM-38)

120 mm Mortar M.1938 (120-PM-38)

The Soviet 120 mm Mortar M.1938 (120-PM-38) is based on the French Mortier Brandt de 120 mm Modèle 1935 and the Mortier Stokes-Brandt de 81 mm Mle 27/31, which was produced under license in the Soviet Union as the 82-PM-36. Heavy mortars were used to support infantry at the regimental and, later, battalion level. The 1:76 scale mortar squad pictured here is from Airfix.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938 and Crew, 1:35 Italeri 348
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938 and Crew, 1:35 ZVEZDA 3503
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938 and Crew, 1:72 ZVEZDA 6147
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938 and Crew (Greatcoat), 1:72 Pegasus 7273
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938 and Crew, 1:72 ESCI P-203
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938 and Crew (Winter Uniform), 1:72 Italeri 6069
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938, 20 mm SHQ FBG-2R
  • 120 mm Mortar Crew in Gymnastyorka M.1944, 20 mm SHQ RA-11
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938, 1:76 Airfix 01717
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938, 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/44
  • Mortar Limber (horse- or vehicle-drawn), 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/46
  • 120 mm Mortar M.1938 and Crew, 1:300 Heroics & Ros S02

Technical Specifications

  • Type: 120 mm Mortar M.1938
  • Caliber: 120 mm
  • Barrel Length: 1,86 m (L/15.5)
  • Combat Weight: 280 kg
  • Muzzle Velocity: 272 m/s
  • Rate of Fire: 10 Shells per Minute
  • Range: 6000 m
  • Crew: 6

Historical Employment

  • World-War Two, 1939–1945
    • Soviet Army, 1939–1990
    • Finnish Army, 1939
    • Captures and Copies (Reșița M.1942), Romanian Army, 1941
    • 12 cm Granatwerfer 378(r), German Wehrmacht, 1941–1945
  • Chinese Civil War, 1927–1949
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • First Indochina War, 1946–1954
  • Suez Crisis, 1956
  • Six-Day War, 1967
  • Iran-Iraq War, 1980–1988
  • Russian Federation, 1990–today
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine

Soviet Red Army Miniatures of World War Two