During World War II, the Soviet army depended on two similar designs for infantry support mortars: the 82-BM-37, originally issued in 1937, and the lighter and more maneuverable 82-BM-41. This later model was easier to transport and had similar range and capability to the older unit, but was harder to stabilize when firing which cost accuracy. These shortcomings would later be corrected in the 1943 model mortar.
During the harsh winter of 1941, Soviet mortar teams were issued the same winter gear as other Soviet infantrymen. This kit included warm quilted jackets, long overcoats, and sturdy waterproof boots.
This kit includes one plastic model Soviet mortar from World War II with four soldier crewmen in winter gear. Includes unit flag and unit card for use with the Art of Tactic WWII game. Assembled soldiers are 24mm scale, and the kit includes 22 pieces.