It was a redesign of the Brandt mle 27/31 made by Rheinmetall-Börsig AG.
Some of the success of the 8-cm sGrW 34 was due to the extensive training that the mortar men received. They were able to get it in and out of action quickly and by using plotting boards and other aids could get maximum accuracy.
It was a relatively simple design and was well made. It could be broken down into three loads for carrying. Additional men were needed to carry the ammunition.
There was a special version used in the SdKfz 250/7.
There were many types of rounds available for the 8-cm sGrW 34.
Had a shorter barrel and was used by airborne forces. It was issued from 1942 on, but primarily became the replacement for the 5-cm leGrW 36.
It's range was about half of the full sized model.
|8-cm sGrW 34|
|Length of gun||45"
|Length of bore||40.67"
|Length of rifling|
|Weight in action||125 lb
|Elevation||+40° to +90°|
|Traverse||9° to 15° depending on elevation|
|Range of shell||2,625 yards
|Shell weight||7.72 lb