Brandt 60 mm LR Gun-mortar

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Brandt Long-Range Gun-Mortar
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Panhard AML 60-20 Serval on parade, with the Brandt 60mm LR gun-mortar.
Type Mortar
Place of origin France
Production history
Designer Edgar Brandt
Specifications
Weight 75 kilograms (165 lb)
Length 1.8 metres (5 ft 11 in)
Barrel length 1.80m (70in)

Shell weight 2.2 kilograms (4.9 lb)
Caliber 60 millimetres (2.4 in)
Elevation -11° to +75°
Traverse Depends on mounting; up to 360°
Rate of fire 10 rpm
Muzzle velocity 250 metres per second (820 ft/s)
Effective firing range 4,000 metres (4,400 yd)

The Brandt 60 mm Long Range gun-mortar is a breech loading mortar capable of firing on a flat trajectory. It was developed from the Brandt Mle CM60A1 and resembles a long-barrelled, long-ranged variant of that weapon.[1]

Description[edit]

The French-made Brandt 60 mm LR Gun-mortar is a very unusual mortar, which is capable of firing on a flat trajectory like a conventional gun system. It utilizes a hydraulic recoil system.[1]

Ammunition[edit]

The gun-mortar can fire the standard infantry 60 mm bomb; but, to give the weapon increased anti-armour capability, it is also provided with a high-velocity fin-stabilized armour-piercing shot and a fin-stabilized shaped-charge bomb.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cavalry Mortars — A Better Way". Armor magazine. Fort Knox, Kentucky: US Army Armor Center: 17–22. September–October 1995. 
  • Hogg, Ian (2000). Twentieth-Century Artillery. Friedman/Fairfax Publishers. ISBN 1-58663-299-X Pg.166