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Posted: 1/20/2015 3:54:57 PM EST
Mortars, "pack howitzers" and other types of "pocket arty" have always fascinated me.

I know quite few folks here have either used mortars, or have had them used in support of themselves, or otherwise seen what they can do.

How much pain do the rounds bring? In particular the 120mm round that apparently is now "guided munition" capable.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:56:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Mortars, "pack howitzers" and other types of "pocket arty" have always fascinated me.

I know quite few folks here have either used mortars, or have had them used in support of themselves, or otherwise seen what they can do.

How much pain do the rounds bring? In particular the 120mm round that apparently is now "guided munition" capable.

Thanks.
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Good enough for Kim Jong Un.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:58:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dmnoid77:
Good enough for Kim Jong Un.
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Mortars, "pack howitzers" and other types of "pocket arty" have always fascinated me.

I know quite few folks here have either used mortars, or have had them used in support of themselves, or otherwise seen what they can do.

How much pain do the rounds bring? In particular the 120mm round that apparently is now "guided munition" capable.

Thanks.
Good enough for Kim Jong Un.


Touche'
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:01:01 PM EST
60mm HE have a 10m kill radius.
It's like horshoes, close counts.
120mm? Fughettaboutit.
People tend to stop fighting when IDF comes their way. If you don't already have a nice hole, you'll see guys start digging with their keys if that's all they have.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:02:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hackl:
60mm HE have a 10m kill radius.
It's like horshoes, close counts.
120mm? Fughettaboutit.
People tend to stop fighting when IDF comes their way. If you don't already have a nice hole, you'll see guys start digging with their keys if that's all they have.
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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:08:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hackl:
60mm HE have a 10m kill radius.
It's like horshoes, close counts.
120mm? Fughettaboutit.
People tend to stop fighting when IDF comes their way. If you don't already have a nice hole, you'll see guys start digging with their keys if that's all they have.
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Truth...nothing makes your asshole draw up and ready to unass the AO like indirect.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:08:57 PM EST
Shake and bake!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:13:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:15:40 PM EST by DeltaElite777]
Okay cool.

I'm having one of those "probably should have had that last concussion checked out by a doctor" moments....

The XM395 is up and running, right? Turns the 120mm mortar round into a laser-or-GPS guided weapon. Basically designed to fall from altitude and blow shit up.

How hard would it be to convert into a air-droppable CAS weapon? Instead of launching it from the mortar, remove the propellant charge, add mounting/release hardware.

The shell weighs what, about 30 pounds? Something like a Reaper or Predator should be able to carry a SHITLOAD of them... and drop them way closer to friendly forces (or noncombatants) than even the smallest JDAM.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:13:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ElevenBravo87:
Truth...nothing makes your asshole draw up and ready to unass the AO like indirect.
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Originally Posted By Hackl:
60mm HE have a 10m kill radius.
It's like horshoes, close counts.
120mm? Fughettaboutit.
People tend to stop fighting when IDF comes their way. If you don't already have a nice hole, you'll see guys start digging with their keys if that's all they have.
Truth...nothing makes your asshole draw up and ready to unass the AO like indirect.


Hell, even the sim arty rounds make guys act real fucking weird. I think they may have been exposed to the real thing and it's impossible to not react.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:28:23 PM EST
We always had a 60mm mortar system on patrol with us in Afghanistan. When those things start dropping, the bad guys usually stop shooting.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:29:34 PM EST
This former 0341 thinks they work pretty damn well
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 7:33:58 PM EST
People that don't unass usually die or get all fucked up.

As far as you air dropped idea. Mortar tubes are way cheaper than any aircraft.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 7:40:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
People that don't unass usually die or get all fucked up.

As far as you air dropped idea. Mortar tubes are way cheaper than any aircraft.
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Yeah, not talking about replacing the tubes by any stretch. More like arming CAS assets with something more suited to, well, CAS..

Sure mortars are cheaper than drones, but radios are even cheaper than that, and a hell of a lot easier to carry.
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