Mortars | 5 Things You Don't Know About

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Even though they’ve barely changed in hundreds of years, mortars are still one of the most effective weapons on the battlefield.

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  1. 33704740
    33704740 Mar 18, 2015

    I disagree with he statement that the modern mortar is basically unchanged from the civil war era mortar. The concept of "lobbing" the round is the same, however, the modern mortar round contains the propellant to launch the round. The civil war era mortars used s separate powder charge. The civil war era is more closely related to the medieval bombard. The modern mortar is more closely related to the stokes mortar. Both in portability and function. Even so, it is still an effective technology after 100 years.

  2. Chandrew
    Chandrew Mar 18, 2015

    81mm where?

  3. 22637385
    22637385 Apr 12, 2015

    Doesn't much matter how little or how much change there has been in mortat design since 1861 when you are taking incoming rounds from one. All you can do is tuck your head lower into your flak jacket. USMC Vietnam '68-'70

  4. 33582314
    33582314 Jun 07, 2015

    Why does the back ground music need to loud. You cannot understand what the commentator is speaking.

  5. 20325664
    20325664 Nov 06, 2015

    I found this to be very informative. I wonder how many U.S. citizens has one of these powerful weapons along with not only the skill to fire one acturately but to be able to put together the mortors for firing in a home made mortor weapon? Go America The Free & Proud

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