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!
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 couldnât 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.