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Heavy mortars are large-calibre mortars designed to fire a relatively heavy shell on a high angle trajectory. Such weapons have a relatively short range, but are usually less complex than similar calibre field artillery.

This category includes the "Trench Mortars" of World War I which were all too heavy and cumbersome, and hence lacked the mobility, to be classed as infantry mortars.


Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Period
50.8 mm 2 inch Medium Mortar "Toffee Apple"[1]  United Kingdom World War I
58.3 mm Mortier de 58 mm type 2 "Crapouillot" [2]  France World War I
90 mm[3] 20 cm leLdgW  Nazi Germany World War II
105 mm 10 cm Nebelwerfer 35  Nazi Germany World War II
105 mm 10 cm Nebelwerfer 40  Nazi Germany World War II
120 mm 10.5 cm Luftminenwerfer M15  Austria-Hungary World War I
120 mm 12 cm Luftminenwerfer M16  Austria-Hungary World War I
140 mm 14 cm Minenwerfer M 15  Austria-Hungary World War I
150 mm 15 cm Luftminenwerfer M 15 M. E.  Germany World War I
152 mm Newton 6 inch Mortar  United Kingdom World War I
160 mm 160mm Mortar M1943  Soviet Union World War II
160 mm Soltam M-66  Israel
160 mm Patria Vammas M58  Finland
169 mm[4] 38 cm sLdgW  Nazi Germany World War II
170 mm 17 cm mittlerer Minenwerfer  German Empire World War I
200 mm 20 cm Luftminenwerfer M 16  Austria-Hungary World War I
203 mm Livens Projector  United Kingdom World War I
210 mm 21 cm GrW 69  Nazi Germany World War II
225 mm 22.5 cm Minenwerfer M 15  Austria-Hungary World War I
240 mm M-240 (2S4) towed mortar  Soviet Union Cold War
240 mm Dumezil-Batignolles Mortier de 240 mm  France World War I
240 mm 9.45 inch Heavy Mortar "Flying Pig"  United Kingdom World War I
250 mm 25 cm schwere Minenwerfer  German Empire World War I
260 mm 26 cm Minenwerfer M 17  Austria-Hungary World War I
280 mm Mortier de 280 Schneider  France World War I
320 mm 320 mm Type 98 mortar  Japan World War II
914 mm Little David  United States World War II

Notes and references

  1. ^ Internal bore size not warhead size. Comparable to 6 inch mortars
  2. ^ Bore size, not bomb size, which was much larger
  3. ^ 90 mm spigot size. Bomb was 200 mm
  4. ^ 169 mm spigot size. Bomb was 380 mm.

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