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60-mm Model 87 mortar

Country of Origin: Switzerland


The Swiss Model 87 60-mm mortar, no longer in service, was a small, simply made infantry smoothbore mortar that was adopted by the Swiss army in the late 1980s.

The mortar consisted of a tube, small circular base plate and a bipod collar with parallel curved legs. Aiming the weapon in azimuth entailed placing the mortar so that a thin white line painted on the axis of the upper barrel pointed in the target's direction. Proper elevation came from reading an illuminated scale on the...

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