Infantry Mortar - CA42

Created by Admiral Rhea Kydalla on Wed Oct 26th, 2011 @ 4:22pm

Infantry Mortar - CA42

This mortar weighs 91 lb completely assembled and is a smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to light infantry, air assault, and airborne units across the entire front of a battalion zone of influence. It is normally deployed in the mortar platoon of an infantry battalion. This weapon system weighs 90 lb completely assembled.

The mount consists of a bipod and a base plate which is provided with screw type elevating and traversing mechanisms to elevate or traverse the mortar. Its sight unit is attached to the bipod mount.

Attached to the muzzle of the weapon is the Blast Attenuation Device, used to reduce the blast effects on the mortar crew. To increase cooling efficiency, the breech end is finned. The cannon also has a crew-removable breech plug and firing pin.

The mortar has a minimum range of 90 yards and can fire the following principal classifications of training and service ammunition.

Ammunition:

  • High explosive - Used against personnel and light materiel targets. Blast Increment: 35 feet
  • White phosphorus - Used as a screening, signalling, casualty-producing, or incendiary agent. Red Phosphorus may also be used.



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