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  • Infantry Mortars from Origin to Present Day

    Infantry Mortars from Origin to Present Day

    The basic principles behind the mortar weapon system allow for relatively portable, indirect firepower to be brought into any offensive action.





    Even before their large-scale use in World War 1 and World War 2, the mortar held a history dating as far back as the 18th Century. Mortars were designed as "indirect fire" weapons intended to lob projectiles against enemy positions that were protected by walls or natural coverage. The "lobbing" nature of the mortar ensured that the projectile would clear the obstruction and engage the enemy behind it. The use of mortars in combat was not as prevalent prior to World War 1 but the trench warfare nature of that conflict brought about its heavy use. As such, various-caliber mortars were in large-scale use by the end of the war. In World War 2, many pre-war designs were still en vogue while newer ones came into play. From then on, the mortar has remained a vital cog in the modern military machine.


    There are a total of (43) Infantry Mortars from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.





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    1913
    Thumbnail picture of the 17cm mittlerer Minenwerfer
    17cm mittlerer Minenwerfer
    Type: Medium Trench Mortar
     
    1910
    Thumbnail picture of the 25cm schwerer Minenwerfer
    25cm schwerer Minenwerfer
    Type: Heavy Trench Mortar
     
    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the 2B11 Sani (Sleigh)
    2B11 Sani (Sleigh)
    Type: 120mm Heavy Field Mortar
     
    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the 2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower)
    2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower)
    Type: 82mm Towed Heavy Gun-Mortar
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the 5cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (leGrW 36)
    5cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (leGrW 36)
    Type: 50mm Light Infantry Field Mortar
     
    1914
    Thumbnail picture of the 7.58cm Minenwerfer
    7.58cm Minenwerfer
    Type: Light Rifled Trench Mortar
     
    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the 8cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34)
    8cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34)
    Type: 80mm Medium Field Mortar
     
    1927
    Thumbnail picture of the Brandt mle 27 (Mortier Brandt de 81mm modele 27)
    Brandt mle 27 (Mortier Brandt de 81mm modele 27)
    Type: Infantry Mortar
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Brandt mle 35 (Mortier Brandt de 60mm modele 35)
    Brandt mle 35 (Mortier Brandt de 60mm modele 35)
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Brandt mle 37 (Mortier Brandt de 50mm modele 37)
    Brandt mle 37 (Mortier Brandt de 50mm modele 37)
    Type: Infantry Light Mortar
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Kurzer 8cm Granatwerfer 42 (kz 8cm GrW 42)
    Kurzer 8cm Granatwerfer 42 (kz 8cm GrW 42)
    Type: Medium Infantry Mortar
     
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the M120, 120mm Mortar
    M120, 120mm Mortar
    Type: Towed Heavy Field Mortar
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the M1937 82mm (82-PM 37)
    M1937 82mm (82-PM 37)
    Type: Battalion Field Mortar
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the M1938 120mm (120-HM 38)
    M1938 120mm (120-HM 38)
    Type: Infantry Field Mortar
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the M1938 50mm (50-RM 38)
    M1938 50mm (50-RM 38)
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
    M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
    M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
    Type: Battalion Field Mortar
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
    M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
    Type: Heavy Field Mortar
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M1943 160mm (MT-13)
    M1943 160mm (MT-13)
    Type: Heavy Mortar
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M2 4.2-inch (Goon Gun)
    M2 4.2-inch (Goon Gun)
    Type: Rifled Infantry Mortar Weapon
     
    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the M224, 60mm Mortar
    M224, 60mm Mortar
    Type: 60mm Lightweight Mortar
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the M252, 81mm Mortar
    M252, 81mm Mortar
    Type: Medium Weight Extended Range Mortar
     
    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the M29, 81mm Mortar
    M29, 81mm Mortar
    Type: High-Angle Infantry Heavy Field Mortar
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the MO-120 RT-61 (Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1)
    MO-120 RT-61 (Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1)
    Type: Towed Rifled Heavy Mortar-Gun
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35
    Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35
    Type: 81mm Infantry Mortar
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Mortaio d'assalto 45/5 Brixia, Modello 35
    Mortaio d'assalto 45/5 Brixia, Modello 35
    Type: 45mm Infantry Mortar
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Mortar, 60mm M19
    Mortar, 60mm M19
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Mortar, 60mm M2
    Mortar, 60mm M2
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Mortar, 81mm M1
    Mortar, 81mm M1
    Type: 81mm Medium Infantry Mortar
     
    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Ordnance L16
    Ordnance L16
    Type: 82mm Infantry Mortar
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Ordnance ML 2-inch Mortar
    Ordnance ML 2-inch Mortar
    Type: Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1925
    Thumbnail picture of the Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar
    Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar
    Type: 81mm Light Infantry Mortar
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar
    Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar
    Type: Heavy Field Mortar
     
    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Ordnance ML 9.45-inch Heavy Trench Mortar (Flying Pig)
    Ordnance ML 9.45-inch Heavy Trench Mortar (Flying Pig)
    Type: Heavy Smoothbore Mortar
     
    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Sky Horse
    Sky Horse
    Type: 50mm Light Field Mortar
     
    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Soltam K5 (M65)
    Soltam K5 (M65)
    Type: 120mm Mortar
     
    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Stokes Mortar (3-inch)
    Stokes Mortar (3-inch)
    Type: 81mm Light Infantry Mortar / Trench Mortar
     
    1921
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger
    Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger
    Type: Light Mortar / Grenade Launcher
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 31 60mm
    Type 31 60mm
    Type: 60mm Infantry Light Mortar
     
    1929
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger
    Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger
    Type: Light Mortar / Grenade Launcher
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 94 90mm
    Type 94 90mm
    Type: Infantry Mortar
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 81mm
    Type 97 81mm
    Type: Infantry Mortar
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 90mm (mortar)
    Type 97 90mm (mortar)
    Type: Infantry Mortar