M224 Mortar

M224 Mortar

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The M224 60 mm Lightweight Mortar is a smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for close-in support of ground troops.M224 system is composed of the M225 Cannon (14.4 pounds / 6.5 kilograms), M170 Bipod (15.2 pounds / 6.9 kilograms), M7 Baseplate (14.4 pounds / 6.5 kilograms for use in conventional mode) or M8 baseplate (3.6 pounds / 1.6 kilograms for use in handheld mode), and the M64A1 Sight Unit (2.5 pounds / 1.1 kilograms). The mount consists of a bipod and a base plate which is provided with screw type elevating and traversing mechanisms to elevate/traverse the mortar. The M64A1 sight unit is attached to the bipod mount. The mortar can be fired in the conventional mode or handheld mode. This smooth-bore system can be gravity-fired or fired by using a manual spring-loaded firing system.
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136586959
  • 9786136586953