USMC M327 120MM Mortar A'stan




 
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May 27th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 

Topic: USMC M327 120MM Mortar A'stan


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May 28th, 2011  
brinktk
 
 
Bad A$$! Them tubes were almost straight up...makes one wonder.
May 28th, 2011  
AFSteliga
 
 
Now that's a nice piece of kit. Cool to see the rounds leaving the tubes too.
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May 28th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
Bad A$$! Them tubes were almost straight up...makes one wonder.
Yeah looks like almost max elevation on the tubes.
May 29th, 2011  
84RFK
 
 
Maximum elevation is for close combat, keep your heads down after dropping the round!
May 29th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
Article on the EFSS M327.

http://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/a...support-system
May 30th, 2011  
GHR
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
Bad A$$! Them tubes were almost straight up...makes one wonder.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84RFK
Maximum elevation is for close combat, keep your heads down after dropping the round!
A mortar round has a very steep arc while the artillery round has a flatter trajectory. Also mortars fire rounds at slower speeds than artillery so they must be fired at a higher angle to achieve any range.
May 30th, 2011  
A Can of Man
 
 
Awesome!
May 31st, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
http://www.marines.mil/unit/2ndmardi...tarsystem.aspx

Another article, I'm really liking the concept interested to see how it performs.
June 2nd, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GHR
A mortar round has a very steep arc while the artillery round has a flatter trajectory. Also mortars fire rounds at slower speeds than artillery so they must be fired at a higher angle to achieve any range.
Yes but depending on the charge and the elevation, suffice to say max elevation on a mortar generally means your dropping pretty close, dunno abot the 120mm could be different than 81's and 60's.
 


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