81 MM Mortar

81MM Mortar
81mm mortar (Mk2 Mod 0) crew on fantail of a PCF Swift Boat
with a .50 caliber machine gun mounted "piggy-back" on top.
Courtesy of Joe Marturano 3rd

The Mk2 Mod 1 81MM Mortar & the Mk2 Mod 0 "piggy-back": crew size = 2, Weight 580lbs (Mk2), Rate of fire = 10 rounds per minute trigger mode; 18rpm drop-fire mode, Maximum range = 2,200 yards, Ammunition weight = 10.85 lbs

The trigger firing allows the gunner to fire at near horizontal positions.

Counter Started 11/26/2010