What is mm mortar?

muzzle-loaded. The M252 81 mm medium weight mortar is a British-designed smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to light infantry, air assault, and airborne units across the entire front of a battalion zone of influence.

What is the range of a 60mm mortar?

M224 mortar
Caliber 60 mm (2.4 in)
Rate of fire up to 20 rpm sustained, 30 rpm in exceptional circumstances and for short periods
Effective firing range HE: 70–3,490 m (76–3,816 yds)
Feed system manual

What is the maximum range of a mortar?

Mortars can engage targets at less than 70 meters to 9,000m from the firer’s position. Medium mortars (61-99 mm) can fire at ranges of 100 m to 5500 m, while heavy mortars (100-120 mm+) have a range of some 500 m to 9,000m.

Why is a mortar called a mortar?

“short cannon, ordnance piece short in proportion to the size of its bore,” fired at a high angle and meant to secure a vertical fall of the projectile, 1620s, originally mortar-piece (1550s), from French mortier “short cannon,” in Old French, “bowl for mixing or pounding” (see mortar (n. 2)). So called for its shape.

How accurate is a mortar?

Mortars are not especially accurate weapons. The first round may be 100 meters or more off-target, but by adjusting the aim point, the crew can get on target after a few shots. When aiming at a tree line from which enemy fire is coming, or an company dug in across an entire hilltop, precision is not so vital.

Does the army use 60mm mortars?

The M224 60mm lightweight mortar is a man-portable, smoothbore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for close-in support of ground troops, airborne and special operations forces. It is currently in use with both the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps.

What is the range of a 4.2 mortar?

M2 4.2-inch mortar
Rate of fire 5 rpm for 20 minutes 1 rpm indefinitely
Muzzle velocity 250–256 m/s (820–840 ft/s)
Effective firing range 515 m (563.21 yd)
Maximum firing range 4.4 km (2.7 mi)

Can I use cement instead of mortar?

Though both mortar and concrete are widely used building materials, they cannot be substituted for each other without compromising the integrity of a build.