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  1. bushmaster

    bushmaster Active Member

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    One of those just curious moments....

    What kind of accuracy should one expect from a mortar? Say 60mm-81mm at roughly mid maximum range.
     
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    It primarily depends upon the skill of the crew and secondarily on the design of the weapon system itself. The US 60mm Mortar M2 used a baseplate and bipod so it was a very stable platform, had reliable, consistent quality ammunition and good sights. A decent crew could drop 90% of its rounds within a 10 foot radius of the target, well within the 15 yard burst radius. An expert mortarman with LOS to target could probably get 4 out of 5 rounds in a 55 gallon oil drum at 1000-1500 yards after a couple of ranging rounds. The 81 was a similar system with longer range and more powerful rounds. Accuracy would be similar.
     
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    Yep, depended on training.
     
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    And whether or not the rounds are guided.
     
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    My thanks, Gentlemen. I was curious about unguided rounds. What type of sight is typically used with these?
     
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    AFAIK, only 120mm rounds are GPS guided, there has been talk of scaling this down to 81mm and 60mm, but as near as I can tell, this has only just been talk.
     
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    I have read the USMC is in the process of acquiring a guided round for 81 mm rounds but I don't know how far they have gone with this.
     
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    Yes, there is a wide spectrum of abilities, at the expert end is this guy:



    at the lower Darwin Award end is this guy:

     

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