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60-mm Proximity mortar

Country of Origin: France


The French 60-mm proximity mortar was a small, simply made infantry smoothbore mortar adopted by the French army and exported to several other countries. The lightweight and portability of the weapon made it ideal for use by light infantry and special operations forces.

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...

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