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120-mm M-65 mortar

Country of Origin: Israel


The Israeli Soltam 120-mm M-65 mortar comes in two versions -- a heavy model that can be carried in a tracked APC and used as mobile artillery with infantry brigades, and a lightweight model that can be broken down to be man-portable.

The M-65 is similar to the K-6 120-mm light mortar, its major difference being the shape of the base plate. A circular base plate is used on the M-65.


The mortar is in service in declining numbers.

Small numbers of the M-65 may remain in service in...

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