List of infantry mortars

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The list of infantry mortars catalogues weapons which are issued to infantry units to provide close range, rapid response, indirect fire capability of an infantry unit in tactical combat.[1] In this sense the mortar has been called "infantryman's artillery", and represents a flexible logistic solution[clarification needed] to satisfying unexpected need for delivery of firepower, particularly for the light infantry.[2] In general infantry mortars are defined by what a team of infantrymen, sometimes known as mortarmen, can transport unaided by significant vehicle support. Because of this intrinsic restriction mandated by weight, mortars are only considered "infantry" to a calibre of 120mm. These larger weapons usually require wheeled assemblies to allow their towing either by hand or by light tactical vehicles.

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Period Weight (Kg)
37 37mm Mortar Shovel  Soviet Union World War II 1.5
40 1.57 inch Medium Mortar  United Kingdom World War I 48
45 Brixia Model 35  Italy World War II 15.5
46 Granatnik wz.36  Poland World War II 8
50 5 cm lGrW 36  Nazi Germany World War II 14
50 Type 89 leg mortar  Japan World War II 4.7
50 LGI Mle F1  France Modern 4.8
50 50-PM-38  Soviet Union World War II 12.1
50 50-PM-39  Soviet Union World War II 14
50 50-PM-40  Soviet Union World War II 12.1
50 50-PM-41  Soviet Union World War II
51 L9A1 51 mm Light Mortar  United Kingdom Modern 6.275
51 51 mm E1  India Modern 4.88
51 Madsen 51mm Advanced Field Mortar  Denmark World War II / Cold War 17.4
52 2 inch Medium Trench Mortar/2-inch Howitzer  United Kingdom World War I 48
52 SBML 2-Inch  United Kingdom World War II 4.8
60 M2  United States World War II 19.05
60 M19 (M5 mount)  United States Cold War / Modern 23.4
60 M19 (M1 mount)  United States Cold War / Modern 9.3
60 LM 60  Poland Modern 18.2 [3]
60 M224  United States Cold War / Modern 21.1
60 HM 12  Iran 6.25
60 HM 13  Iran 6.25
60 HM 14  Iran 17.5
60 Morteirete 60 mm m/968  Portugal Portuguese Colonial War / Modern 5.5
60 Brandt 60mm LR Gun-mortar  France Cold War / Modern 75
60 FMK-1/FMK-2/FMK-3  Argentina Cold War / Modern
60 Hirtenberger M6C-210  Austria Modern 5.1
60 M121A1/A2 mortar  Thailand Modern
60 M121A3 Commando mortar  Thailand Modern
60.7 60 mm vzor 99 Antos light mortar  Czech Republic Modern
70 Type 11 70 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II 63
75.8 7.58 cm Minenwerfer  German Empire World War I 147
81.2 Stokes 3 inch Mortar  United Kingdom World War I 47.17
81.2 ML 3-Inch Mortar  United Kingdom World War II 50.8
76.2 Davidka  Israel 1948 Arab-Israeli war
81 8 cm sGrW 34  Nazi Germany World War II 57
81 Brandt mle 27/31  France World War II 56
81 Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35  Italy World War II 59.56
81 81 mm E1  India
81 M221A2 mortar  Thailand Modern
81 HM 15  Iran 51.7
81 LLR 81mm  France Modern 44
81 L16  United Kingdom Modern 41.3
81 81 KRH 71 Y  Finland Modern
81 E-44  Greece Modern
81 Type 97 81 mm infantry mortar  Japan World War II 67
81 M1  United States World War II 61.5
81 M29  United States Cold War 55.1
81 M252  United States Modern 41.3
81 vzor 36  Czechoslovakia World War II
81 M-81 mortar  Poland Modern
81 FMK-2 LR  Argentina Cold War / Modern
82 HM 15A  Iran 50.5
82 2B14 Podnos  Russia Modern 39
82 82-PM-36  Soviet Union World War II
82 82-PM-37  Soviet Union World War II
82 82-PM-41  Soviet Union World War II 56
82 82-PM-43  Soviet Union World War II
82 2B9 Vasilek  Soviet Union Cold War 632
82 vzor 52 (mortar mk. 1952)  Czechoslovakia Cold War
90 Type 94 90 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II 159
90 Type 97 90 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II 105
98 M-98 mortar  Poland Modern
102 Stokes 4 inch Mortar  United Kingdom World War I
105 10.5 cm Luftminenwerfer M 15  German Empire World War I 126
107 M2  United States World War II 151
107 M30  United States Cold War 305
107 107mm M1938 mortar  Soviet Union World War II
120 Mrt P 120 M2 R  Brazil Modern
120 M132A1 mortar  Thailand Modern
120 HM 16  Iran 138.5
120 12 cm Luftminenwerfer M 16  Austria-Hungary World War I 240
120 Liliya mountain mortar (Also known as Nona-M)  Soviet Union
120 120 KRH 92  Finland Modern 280
120 120 mm E1  India
120 E-56  Greece Modern
120 2S12 Sani  Russia Modern 190.5
120 Mortier Brandt de 120 mm modèle 1935  France World War II
120 Mortier 120mm Rayé Tracté Modèle F1  France Modern 582
120 12 cm GrW 42  Nazi Germany World War II 280
120 Dragon Fire EFSS  United States Under development
120 M74/M75 mortar  Yugoslavia Cold War
120 M120  Israel Modern 144.7
120 Razm Mortar  Iran Modern
120 Soltam K6  United States
120 120-PM-38  Soviet Union World War II 280
120 120-PM-43  Soviet Union World War II
120 UB M52  Yugoslavia
120 vzor 82 PRAM L (mortar mk. 1982)  Czechoslovakia Cold War
82 Type 67 mortar  China Cold War
150 Type 87 mortar  China Cold War
150 Type 96 150 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II 722
150 Type 97 150 mm Infantry Mortar (long barrel)  Japan World War II 342
150 Type 97 150 mm Infantry Mortar (short barrel)  Japan World War II 232.5

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References[edit]

  • Ryan,J.W., Guns, Mortars and Rockets (Battlefield Weapons Systems & Technology), Brassey's publishers, London, 1982
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