The Brandt 60 mm Long Range gun-mortar is a breech loading mortar capable of flat-trajectory firing like a gun. It is used solely for the armament of light armoured vehicles such as armoured personnel carriers (APCs) or IFVs to give them a useful anti-armour capability.
The French-made Brandt 60 mm LR Gun-mortar is a very unusual mortar, which is capable of firing like a gun. It is a smoothbore weapon that uses the same fin-stabilized bombs as normal 60 mm infantry mortars. These bombs can be breech-loaded within the vehicle on which the mortar is mounted, or drop-loaded in the usual mortar fashion.
The Gun-mortar mortar can fire the standard infantry 60 mm bomb, but is also provided with a high-velocity fin-stabilized piercing shot, and a fin-stabilized shaped-charge bomb, to give the weapon increased anti-armour capability.
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