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Hirtenberger M6C (Commando)

Lightweight 60mm Infantry Mortar

Hirtenberger M6C (Commando)

Lightweight 60mm Infantry Mortar

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



Hirtenberger of Austria produces the M6C Commando infantry light mortar which is in use by a handful of global operators.
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ORIGIN: Austria
YEAR: 2006
MANUFACTURER(S): Hirtenberger - Austria
OPERATORS: Austria; Bulgaria; Georgia; Greece; Italy; Japan; Switzerland
SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Reusable Launch Tube
CALIBER(S): 60mm
SIGHTS: Not Available.
RATE-OF-FIRE: 15 rounds-per-minute
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 5,250 feet (1,600 meters; 1,750 yards)
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• M6C - Base Series Designation
• M6C - 640 Mk 1 - Original production model
• M6C Mk 2 - 1,920 meter range
• M6C Mk 2-s - 2,010 meter range
• M6C Commando - 2,360 meter range


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Hirtenberger M6C (Commando) Lightweight 60mm Infantry Mortar.  Entry last updated on 10/24/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
For modern day warplanners, it remains a running challenge to arm the common infantryman with a useful indirect Line-of-Sight (LoS) weapon. Hirtenberger of Austria markets its M6C "Commando" mortar for such a role, being lightweight and requiring very little setup before entering combat. The system is of 60mm caliber and weighs a handy 6.4 kilograms allowing the mortar to fit inside of a backpack or slung over the shoulder. The product is available in a variety of finishes and supports day, night and IR visible sighting devices.

Aiming for the weapon is achieved through the HDS aiming device which promises a great degree of accuracy at range. The arrangement allows the operator to address elevation requirements through a fast and easy process and is also protected against the elements. An built-in LED illumination feature is powered internally by way of a battery. Steel is featured in the construction of the barrel assembly and is rated to a Charge 3 tolerance. A cover is provided at the front end of this assembly to protect the firer's hand from burns in the heat-of-battle. Two types of base plates are made available to the operator - one designed for soft terrain and another for hard terrain. The latter incorporates a steel spike into its design. To facilitate their switching, the M6C-640 has a tool-less "quick-change" feature that allows the operator to make the change in about 10 seconds.




There are several forms available in the M6C family line: Mk 2, the Mk 2-s and "Commando". Each differs primarily in their listed engagement ranges with the Mk 2 reported at 1,920 meters, the Mk 2-s at 2,010 meters and the Commando at 2,360 meters. Overall length of all types is 840mm with a barrel launch tube measuring 640mm.

The M6C is cleared to fire the gamut of mortar bombs / projectiles in service across the globe. Operators include Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Switzerland and Japan.




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