How could one effectively use a mortar for direct fire?

How could one effectively use a mortar for direct fire?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ghetto rigged taliban style buried mortar tube next to a road that aims at the road.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so a rigged mortar trap or basically used as a cannon?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        anon at the end of the day mortars are just canons that fire at high angles, which is what they originally where

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >discard tube
    >Black person-rig mortar round as IED

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    savingprivateryan.webm

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wasnt this reasonably common in WW2? I'm sure I've read stories about mortar teams just directly pointing their mortar tubes towards panzers and getting kills.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      holy shit baste

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t see how that would work. To actually propel the bomb you need it to strike the firing pin with sufficient velocity, if the tube is near horizontal there’s no gravity helping the process.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some mortars are trigger fired.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Tell me more

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You load the shell and pull the trigger. It's not that complicated.
            Commonwealth countries trained in firing the smaller mortars from the hip for direct fire.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a ballistic trajectory becomes a straight line if the launching angle is low enough.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And the target close enough

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Russians had documentation for this, you can find some stuff about the Vietcong and NVA using the tactic

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sling

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I once saw a very detailed plan for a mortar designed to also function as a recoilless rifle. It hinged out from the base on a strut that was parallel to the base. There was a sleeve around the bottom that extended out to hold the counter mass that would be shipped with the rounds. It even had details of the firing pin which was fixed in mortar mode but unlocked when you swung up the barrel, it seemed very plausible.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How many soldiers have used their mortar as a potato cannon when they thought no one was paying attention?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why did I laugh at this?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        'cause it's actually pretty funny. Besides the juxtaposition of a modern weapon like a mortar being reduced to a very simple weapon like a club, there's also the implied stupidity of using a high explosive weapon in melee.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who did that? Much respect is due.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what is the British WWII PIAT launcher
    bongs can't into names seriously

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pee-at. It's no less silly than the Bazooka. Or Tank Fist.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's like Fiat but with more pee

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We did the same with 60mm bombs launched as rifle grenades in WW2.

    If you mean the tube itself just pick it up and brace it against something while pointing at the enemy. Not really effective enough to be worth it though.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Folded wings that unfold and increase flight distance?
    If you dont want to change the rounds, but the tube. Pressurized air, but those exist already, Then its a matter of fixing it horizontally.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Soviets developed a hybrid 120mm gun/mortar carrier that does both direct and indirect. Intended to be air dropped with the VDV; uses both conventional 120mm bombs and more specialized shells. Is rifled.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mortars are both direct-fire and indirect-fire weapons.

    They are capable of "direct-lay"; they are primarily indirect-fire weapons but can also be used in the direct-fire role if the operator can see the fall of shot and adjust off it. More common with 60mm due to range, but medium and heavy mortars can also fire in this manner.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It can be fired LOS but direct fire implies the bore and the sighting device are at least notionally on the same axis. Only way to do that with a conventional mortar is to hold it sideways.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Football shaped mortar shell
    >rocket lit by inertial fuze
    >pull a safety pin, throw the shell, it rockets to the target
    >average corn fed American boy now has more firepower with better accuracy than a whole mortar squad
    Could it work?

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Grab it in both hands and point it at people

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There has to be a point blank range

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