Mortar Systems

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  1. Zebra

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    Patria NEMO The Most Advanced Mortar System.....

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    NEMO (NEw MOrtar), is a single 120 mm unmanned mortar turret currently being developed by Patria Weapons System Oy in Finland.
    It is a lighter version of the AMOS mortar system, which is also being field tested.
    The NEMO can be fitted to most APCs and also to smaller landing craft, like the Finnish Jurmo class landing craft or the Swedish Combat Boat 90.
    The first customer of the weapon system will be the Slovenian Army.

    Patria NEMO - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ©Patria OYj

    source : patria.fi
     
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    I personally just love mortars the 81 mm mortars are just invaluable as far as mountain warfare is concerned

    In mountain warfare ie for example India China border if you want to cut off and surround the enemy
    then you have to get behind the enemy and prevent them from escaping as well as prevent new supplies
    from reaching them

    In such case A light weapon like 81 mm mortars are very useful

    120 mm are heavy though Infact 105mm artillerry weigh as much as 120 mm mortars with more range
     
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    Patria : NEMO Mortar Systems - Core products are single and twin-barrel mortar systems .

    • Compact, mobile, turreted and remote-controlled mortar system
    • High rate of fire
    • Excellent crew protection
    • Indirect, direct and MRSI capabilities
    • Network-centric warfare management
    • Fire-on-the-move capability (naval version)
    • Rapid deployment
    • Modular ballistic protection against infantry weapons and splinters
    • NBC and muzzle blast protection
    • Reduced carrier stresses
    • Large on-board ammunition supply
    • Compatible with all standard 120 smoothbore mortar ammunition as well as smart guided ammunition
    • Full 360º traverse without limitations
    • Customised and cost-efficient solutions

    Characteristics :

    * Turret -
    • Weight 1500 kg
    • Traverse range n x 360º
    • Elevation range –3º to +85º
    • Laying system electrical/manual back-up automatic aiming
    • Crew remote-controlled turret 2–3 in chassis compartment
    • Ammunition carrier dependent (total on-board) typically 50–60 rds

    * Armament -
    • Mortar 120 mm smoothbore
    • Barrel length 3000 mm
    • Loading system electrical/semi-automatic
    • Recoiling system hydro-pneumatic
    • Secondary armament machine gun, smoke launchers

    * Performance -
    • Time to open fire < 30 sec
    • Time to scoot < 10 sec
    • Max. rate of fire 10 rds/min
    • Sustained rate of fire 6 rds/min
    • First 3 rounds 15 sec
    • Range +10 km
    • Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact MRSI up to 5 rds

    * Ammunition -
    All smoothbore mortar ammunition, e.g. ammunition family supplied by Patria.

    http://www.patria.fi/5b20e7004e56b899956f9524918fae45/Nemo_2008_6s.pdf
     
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    1996 the Russian Motovilikha Plants Corporation fielded the latest of its Nona family, the 2S31 Vena, an automated self propelled mortar, with a longer barrel, (Russian 120mm 2A80) also firing the Gran laser-guided bomb against point targets to 13km range.
     
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    NEMO (NEw MOrtar), is a single 120 mm unmanned mortar turret currently being developed by Patria Weapons System Oy in Finland. It is a lighter version of the AMOS mortar system, which is also being field tested. The NEMO can be fitted to most APCs and also to smaller landing craft, like the Finnish Jurmo class landing craft or the Swedish Combat Boat 90.
     
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    The 120-mm 2S9 Nona-S (Anemone) self-propelled howitzer/mortar was first seen in public in May 1985 and it is an airborne artillery assault vehicle that has been developed to carry out two tactical functions:

    - conventional artillery equipment to replace existing mortars and howitzers
    - and as a direct fire anti-tank weapon system firing HEAT projectiles.
     
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    Rosomak 120 mm wheeled self-propelled mortar carrier Poland polish.
     
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    120MM Mortar made by OFB..
     
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    120 KRH 92

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    The 120 KRH 92 (Finnish: 120 mm kranaatinheitin, malli 1992) is a 120 mm mortar manufactured in Finland.Due to the high trajectory, high rate of fire, and their light weight, mortars are especially suited to terrain with natural cover, in built-up areas and in circumstances with great altitude differences.


    Caliber: 120 mm
    Weight:
    weight in operation 280 kg
    weight in transport 500 kg
    Rate of fire: 15 shots/min
    Range: 7.3 km (maximum effective range)
    Ammunition types: HE-fragmentation, smoke, illumination and practice rounds
    weight of fragmentation grenade 12.8 kg
    muzzle velocity of mortar, largest shell 362 m/s
    Made in Finland
     
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    Soltam M-65

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    The Soltam M-65 is a 120 mm mortar that was developed by Tampella in 1953 via introduction of new baseplate for 120 Krh/40 invented by Hans Otto Donner. In 1960s Soltam Systems of Israel bought a license. The mortar system comes in two versions, a standard mortar and a long-range version.

    Weight 136–272 kilograms (300–600 lb)
    Crew 4
    Shell Standard 120mm NATO mortar round
    Caliber 120 mm
    Carriage M151 Jeep style carriage wheels
    Elevation +30°/+80°
    Traverse -20°/+20°
    Rate of fire 1st minute: 16 rounds burst, 4 rounds per minute sustained thereafter.
    Effective range 200–9,500 metres (220–10,400 yd)
    Maximum range 10,500 metres (11,500 yd)
     
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    2S12 Sani

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    The 2S12 "Sani" (GRAU index) is a 120 mm heavy mortar system used by the Russian Army and other former Soviet states

    Weight 190.5 kg (420 lb) without transport chassis
    Crew 4 gunners, 1 commander (plus 2 prime mover crew)
    Shell 120 mm HE mortar bombs
    Carriage 2F510 2x1 wheeled transport chassis, GAZ-66 4×4 truck (prime mover)
    Elevation 45°–80°
    Traverse ±5° from center
    Rate of fire 12 rds per minute[1]
    Effective range Minimum: 0.5 km (0.31 mi)
    Maximum: 7.1 km (4.4 mi)
    Sights MPM-44M graduated sight
     
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    120mm M2 RAIADO

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    The RT-M2 is a Brazilian 120 mm mortar designed to have great firepower, mobility, and flexibility. The RT-M2 is designed by the War Arsenal of Rio de Janeiro for the Brazilian Army artillery


    Official name: Mrt P 120 M2 R (120 M2 heavy mortar)
    Manufacturer: AGRJ - War Arsenal of Rio de Janeiro - Arsenal D. John VI
    Caliber: 120 mm[2]
    Length: 3.060 m[3]
    Range: 13 km
    Rate of fire: 18 rounds / min
    Use: Command or Automatic

    Ammunition:[4]

    Conventional: High explosive
    Signaling
    Exercise
    Illuminative
    Smoke
     
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    Jurmo Class Fast Landing Craft + Patria Nemo Mortar System

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    AMOS 120mm Mortar System + CB90

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    Stryker Mortar Unit At Work In Afghanistan

     
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    Little David Siege Mortar


    Japan was on the brink of defeat. Last ditch defenses were being prepared. The Emperor would not let his island nation fall easily. They, the Japanese people, would fight to the last man, woman and child. Facing astounding odds in combat and unprecedented fortification efforts, the United States faced an invasion of Japan with much trepidation.

    To break these anticipated sieges and Herculean defense works of the Japanese, the United States military looked to siege warfare to create a weapon designed to decimate defenses with devastating and overwhelming power. The Little David 914mm mortar is history's largest diameter artillery piece.

    The massive piece, with a tube 22 feet long, was supposed to be towed into battle via two large prime mover trucks. The tube was towed by one truck and the mortar base assembly was brought to the field by another. The base alone, weighing in at 46 tons, dwarfed a soldier standing beside it.

    The Little David was never designed to sit on flat ground. To the contrary, combat engineers were needed to prepare the ground by digging a 12 foot deep trench floored by railroad timbers for the weapon placement. Once in the trench, earth was back-filled around the Little David base, with additional railroad ties and dirt tamped to further hold the mortar.

    The tube was then backed over the now level base assembly, with hydraulic jacks rising from the base to engage the mortar trunnions, allowing the truck to pull away and the mortar to be seated on the base.

    Once placed and secured, the Little David projectile, weighing 3,650 pounds was placed in the mortar tube by a crew. The projectile was seated atop a propellant bag at the weapon's base. Raised and traversed to target coordinates, the Little David tube was hydraulically pumped upwards into battery.


    Upon firing, the tube recoiled two feet backwards, propelling the three ton shell to distances as far as six plus miles at a velocity of 1,200 feet per second.



    When the projectile impacted its effects were beyond question. The average crater was nearly 40 feet around and 14 feet deep.



    With the Little David essentially a super-size artillery piece its fielding seemed imminent as the invasion of Japan loomed. However, before the Little David was shipped out, Japan surrendered with the dropping of the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    The Not So Little David Siege Mortar - Dieselpunks
    Type Heavy mortar
    Place of origin United States
    Service history
    In service Testing only
    Used by USA
    Wars World War II
    Specifications
    Weight 40 tons (without carriage)
    Barrel length 22 feet (6.7 m)
    Shell 3,650 pounds (1,656 kg)
    Caliber 36 inches (914 mm)
    Barrels 1
    Muzzle velocity 1250 ft/s (381 m/s)
    Maximum firing range 6 miles (9.7 km)
    Feed system Muzzle loading

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