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Model 1841 8-inch Siege Mortar

Stationary Indirect-Fire Heavy Weapon

Siege mortars like the U.S. Model 1831 8-inch proved commonplace throughout the American Civil War.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/26/2016
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Year: 1841
Manufacturer(s): State Arsenals - USA
Production: 3,000
Crew: 6
Length: 1.36 ft (0.414 m)
Weight: 0 tons (160 kg; 353 lb)
Power: None. This is a fixed defensive/offensive artillery piece.
Ceiling: 1 miles (1 km)
Operators: United States


1 x 203mm (8"; 20.3cm) gun tube

Dependent upon ammunition carrier.

Variants / Models

• Model 1841 - Base Series Designation
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