Country of Origin: Russia
The M-240 mortar is a 240-mm breech-loaded, trigger-fired, high-trajectory weapon. It is the largest caliber tube-launched projectile weapon in service with any country.
crw00 Compared to a howitzer of similar caliber, the mortar is much lighter, has a lower muzzle velocity and a lower range. The bomb is often heavier but much less accurate than a howitzer projectile.
The mortar fires high-explosive (HE) projectiles. It is also capable of firing chemical and nuclear projectiles....
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