WW1 German mortar

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WW1 German mortar

Joined: June 9th, 2008, 8:31 am

December 22nd, 2011, 9:34 pm #1

Can anyone please point me to and/or provide photo's/dwgs of the 80(?)mm mortar? Thanks.

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Joined: September 19th, 2008, 10:12 am

December 23rd, 2011, 11:13 pm #2


8cm doesn't ring a bell although there were so many improvised mortars developed in 1915 that 8cm is a possibility.

The standard leichte Minenwerfer was 7.58cm and was developed right through the war in a number of variants. Another possible
is 9.15cm leichte Minenwerfer built by Lanz and Mauser.

Regards,

Charlie
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Joined: June 9th, 2008, 8:31 am

December 23rd, 2011, 11:47 pm #3

it was being used by Freikorps troops in the Baltic states.

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Joined: September 19th, 2008, 10:12 am

December 25th, 2011, 10:31 pm #4


The Landships article has a drawing of the lMW n.A:

http://landships.info/landships/artille ... erfer.html

The trail and wheels could be removed and the mortar fired from the baseplate - this was most often the configuration in defensive positions.

There were a couple of late war modifications for low angle fire. One of these modified the shape of the trail so the residual recoil forces could be absorbed more
effectively. There's a survivor at Irvinebank, Qld http://www.ammsbrisbane.com/documentation/lmw_11.html). The other is quite rare and seemed to
have had a cut down baseplate - sorry no images of this one.

There are a fair number of surviving lMWs in Qld -http://www.ammsbrisbane.com/documentation.htm.

Regards,

Charlie


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December 26th, 2011, 10:42 am #5

for an armoured train.

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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 9:17 am

May 4th, 2012, 8:25 pm #6

Can anyone please point me to and/or provide photo's/dwgs of the 80(?)mm mortar? Thanks.

A man can't have too much info' on the Spanish Civil War
http://www.mortarsinminiature.com/German76cm.htm

Thanks,
Kevin Keefe
http://www.mortarsinminiature.com
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