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81mm M29 Mortar

M29 Mortar

Mortar Platoon 5RAR firing the M29 Mortar in Vietnam
Ptes. Lloyd 'Dusty' Miller and Johnny Douglas firing in support of 5RARs rifle companies during Operation Canberra. Mortar Platoon of 5RAR fired over 1,000 rounds in one afternoon and evening in support of C Company who were involved in a large contact with the VC.

The M-29 81mm Mortar, is a smooth-bore, muzzle-loaded, high-angle, indirect fire weapon. It consists of a barrel, sight, bipod, and base plate. The M-29 has a greater range, and its circular base plate allows for firing in any direction. High Explosive (HE) Fragmentation and blast. Causes troop casualties and damage to light material. Red Phosphorus (RP), White Phosphorus (WP) Smoke. Used to screen, signal, and act as an incendiary. Illumination: Used to illuminate, signal, and mark.

Ammunition: 81 mm
Max Range: 6,500 m
Crew: 3
Weight: 40-52 kg
RPM: 15

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