Forward view of a Panzermörser 52-3 self-propelled mortar on display in a museum.
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The Panzermörser is a variant of the HS-30 mechanized infantry combat vehicle. The same chassis is used, but there is no turret with 20mm autocannon. Instead the troop compartment is fitted with a mortar which fires through large hatches in the roof.
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The Panzermörser is based on the HS-30 mechanized infantry combat vehicle. The open roof crew compartment makes it ideal for conversion to a mortar carrier.
The French Brandt MO-120-AM50 smoothbore mortar is the main armament of the Panzermörser 52-3.
For self-defense a 7.62mm MG3 machine gun is fitted. A small gun shield provided on the pintle mount.
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