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Ordnance ML 9.45-inch Heavy Trench Mortar (Flying Pig)

Heavy Smoothbore Mortar

The ML 9.45-inch Heavy Trench Mortar extensively in World War 1, though their heavy weight made them somewhat cumbersome to manage.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/24/2018
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Year: 1916
Manufacturer(s): State Factories - UK
Action: Not Available
Caliber(s): 240mm
Sights: Not Available
Overall Length: 1,300 mm (51.18 in)
Barrel Length: 1,300 mm (51.18 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 1,909.20 lb (866.00 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 475 feet-per-second (145 meters-per-second)
Effective Range: 7,200 ft (2,195 m; 2,400 yd)
Operators: Australia; United Kingdom

Variants / Models

• Mk I
• Mk II
• Mk III
• Mk IV
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