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Brandt LR Gun-Mortar
Technical Summary
Bore diameter: 60 mm (2.36 in)
Barrel Length: 1.80 m (70 in)
Weight as fired: 75 kg (165.3 lb)
Elevation: -11° to +75°
Traverse: Depends on mounting; up to 360°
Weight of bomb: 2.20 kg (4.85 lb)
Maximum Effective Range: 4,000 m
(4,375 yards)
Max ROF: 10 rounds/minute
Muzzle Velocity: 250 m/s (820 ft/s)

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.

DescriptionEdit

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.

AmmunitionEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Hogg, Ian (2000). Twentieth-Century Artillery. Friedman/Fairfax Publishers. ISBN 1-58663-299-X

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