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81-mm M1

Country of Origin: USA

description

The U.S. M1 81-mm mortar consists of a barrel, bipod and rectangular baseplate. The baseplate has a leather-covered grip and three sockets into which the base cap of the barrel is placed. The legs of the bipod are connected by chains.

The weapon was based on the French Brandt mortar.

The M1 fires high-explosive (HE), illuminating (ILLUM) and smoke projectiles.

status

No longer in production or U.S. service. It was replaced in U.S. service in the late 1960s by the M29 mortar.

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