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60-mm MCB 60 gun-mortar

Country of Origin: France


The French 60-mm MCB 60 gun-mortar was a smoothbore mortar that could be drop- or trigger-fired and was fitted to several light combat vehicles as well as on a pedestal mount.

While the mortar is no longer in active service, two versions were fielded in the past: the MCB 60 and the MCB 60 LR. The MCB 60 LR had a longer barrel and fired an armor-piercing, fin-stabilized, discarding-sabot (APFSDS) anti-tank round.

The MCB 60's tube had a thick counterbalance on the muzzle ahead of an...

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