M29 mortar

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US M29 81 mm Mortar
Mortar M29.jpg
TypeInfantry mortar
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service1952–present
Used bySee Users
WarsKorean War
Vietnam War
Laotian Civil War
Cambodian Civil War
Lebanese Civil War
Salvadoran Civil War
Specifications
Mass23.4 kilograms (52 lb) (M5 mount) 9.3 kilograms (21 lb) (M1 mount)

Feed systemmanual

The M29 is an American-produced 81 millimeter mortar. It began replacing the M1 mortar in U.S. service in 1952 being lighter and with greater range. It was subsequently replaced by the M252 mortar in 1987. Variants included the M29E1 and M29A1, adopted in 1964. These were produced with a hard chrome-plated bore to prolong barrel life and ease of cleaning.

The maximum rate of fire is 30 rounds for the first minute followed by 4 to 12 rounds per additional minute. The range is 5,140 yards. The weapon was usually serviced by a crew of five. The normal crew consisted of a squad leader, a gunner, an assistant gunner and two ammunition handlers.

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