US 81mm handling...

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Hands up. Who was waiting for a double fed mortar?

Theres alot that other forces can learn from that - like how not to do it.

I
 
#4
No - obviously removed well before hand.

Safety is for pussies don't you know HOOHA.
 
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I thought it was one of those 'Executive Team-Building' weekends.

Was waiting for the paintballing to start and a ride round the woods in an Abbot.


Yea-fucking-haaa
 
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The Lord Flasheart said:
I thought it was one of those 'Executive Team-Building' weekends.

Was waiting for the paintballing to start and a ride round the woods in an Abbot.


Yea-fucking-haaa
I does look that way. I hope they only set their mortar line that way in training - unless they are exept incoming when doing it for real.
 
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Pins pre-pulled
Not scrubbing out
Not bubbling-up


any more?
 
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Bravo_Bravo said:
Pins pre-pulled
Not scrubbing out
Not bubbling-up


any more?
Its:

pins pulled

thingy majig dropped down drainpipe

when it gets to t'other end it goes off (alternatively blows up)

(extracted from American Training Manual)
 
#9
I know sweet FA about mortars (non-inf to boot) but was it just me, or did the baseplate bed in so much that another ten or so rounds and it would have been near vertical??? As well as being widely off the target, wouldn't the mortar have to be readjusted (or checked) every few rds???

However there septics and what matters is rate of fire, ho ooah!
 
#10
The base plate does that and it is not a great problem until you are lying on the ground having to feed. Look at the RAF 2 or 3 clips down firing on Falklands I think and you can see how deep they are. With that rate of fire it would be difficult to check the bubbles between bombs as the bulbuls need to settle. The number one was acting as the number 2 and he was not look for a miss fire. Although it will not go bang (we hope) but you could loose your hand and other bits. The yanks also have larger crews. And why they are holding down the bipods is beyond me.

I couldn’t believe that they were using plotters we stopped that in the 80s. The barrels are very close together that means the bombs will land close and reduce your beaten zone.

There was a very good one of the Paras in Sangin but seems to have gone now.
 
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I wonder how many US mortarmen are without fingers

At least he started to move his head out the way after the first few rounds.
 
#19
Self cleaning barrel as well.

The technology these spams have is amazing!
 
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dingerr said:
Hands up. Who was waiting for a double fed mortar?

Theres alot that other forces can learn from that - like how not to do it.

I
I confess to having been present on an occasion when the nose of a bomb protruded from the barrel, causing the No.1 to hold up his hand and call "Permission to report that my barrel is full"

How we chuckled as we gingerly removed bomb after bomb by upending the barrel (bombs fuzed DA162, therefore the extractor couldn't be used).
 
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