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The list of infantry mortars catalogues weapons which are issued to infantry units to provide close range, rapid response, indirect fire capability of an infantry unit in tactical combat.[1] In this sense the mortar has been called "infantryman's artillery", and represents a flexible logistic solution to satisfying unexpected need for delivery of fire-power, particularly for the light infantry.[2] In general infantry mortars are defined by what a team of infantrymen, sometimes known as mortarmen, can transport unaided by significant vehicle support. Because of this intrinsic restriction mandated by weight, mortars are only considered "infantry" to a calibre of 120mm. These larger weapons usually require wheeled assemblies to allow their towing either by hand or by light tactical vehicles.

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Light and towed mortars - less than 65mm

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Period Weight (Kg)
37 mm 37mm Mortar Shovel  Soviet Union World War II 1.5 Kg
40 mm 1.57 inch Medium Mortar  United Kingdom World War I 48 Kg
45 mm Brixia Model 35  Italy World War II 15.5 Kg
46 mm Granatnik wz.36  Poland World War II 8 Kg
50 mm 5 cm lGrW 36  Nazi Germany World War II 14 Kg
50 mm Type 89 leg mortar  Japan World War II 4.7 Kg
50 mm 50-PM-38  Soviet Union World War II 12.1 Kg
50 mm 50-PM-39  Soviet Union World War II 14 Kg
50 mm 50-PM-40  Soviet Union World War II 12.1 Kg
50 mm 50-PM-41  Soviet Union World War II
51 mm L9A1 51 mm Light Mortar  United Kingdom Modern 6.275 Kg
51 mm 51 mm E1  India Modern 4.88 Kg
52 mm 2 inch Medium Trench Mortar/2-inch Howitzer  United Kingdom World War I 48 Kg
52 mm SBML 2-Inch  United Kingdom World War II 4.8 Kg
60 mm M2  United States World War II 19.05 Kg
60 mm M19  United States Cold War/Modern 20.5 Kg+9.3 Kg base
60 mm LM 60  Poland Modern 18.2 Kg [3]
60 mm M224  United States Cold War/Modern 21.1 Kg
60 mm Brandt 60mm LR Gun-mortar  France Cold War/Modern 75 Kg
60 mm FMK-1/FMK-2/FMK-3  Argentina Cold War/Modern
60.7 mm 60 mm vzor 99 Antos light mortar  Czech Republic Modern

Light and towed mortars - 65mm to 100mm

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Period Weight
70 mm Type 11 70 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II 63 Kg
75.8 mm 7.58 cm Minenwerfer  German Empire World War I 147 Kg
81.2 mm Stokes 3 inch Mortar  United Kingdom World War I 47.17 Kg
81.2 mm ML 3-Inch Mortar  United Kingdom World War II 50.8 Kg
76.2 mm Davidka  Israel 1948 Arab-Israeli war
81 mm 8 cm sGrW 34  Nazi Germany World War II 57 Kg
81 mm Brandt mle 27/31  France World War II 56Kg
81 mm 81 mm E1  India
81 mm L16  United Kingdom Modern 41.3Kg
81 mm 81 KRH 71 Y  Finland Modern
81 mm E-44  Greece Modern
81 mm Type 97 81 mm infantry mortar  Japan World War II 67 Kg
81 mm M1  United States World War II 61.5 Kg
81 mm M29  United States Cold War 55.1 Kg
81 mm M252  United States Modern 41.3 Kg
81 mm vzor 36  Czechoslovakia World War II
81 mm M-81 mortar  Poland Modern
81 mm FMK-2 LR  Argentina Cold War/Modern
82 mm 2B14 Podnos  Russia Modern 39 kg
82 mm 82-PM-36  Soviet Union World War II
82 mm 82-PM-37  Soviet Union World War II
82 mm 82-PM-41  Soviet Union World War II 56 Kg
82 mm 82-PM-43  Soviet Union World War II
82 mm 2B9 Vasilek  Soviet Union Cold War 632 kg
82 mm vzor 52 (mortar mk. 1952)  Czechoslovakia Cold War
90 mm Type 94 90 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II 159 kg
90 mm Type 97 90 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II 172.5 kg
98 mm M-98 mortar  Poland Modern

Light and towed mortars - over 100mm

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Period Weight
102 mm Stokes 4 inch Mortar  United Kingdom World War I
105 mm 10.5 cm Luftminenwerfer M 15  German Empire World War I
107 mm M2  United States World War II
107 mm M30  United States Cold War 305 kg
120 mm 12 cm Luftminenwerfer M 16  Austria-Hungary World War I
120 mm Liliya mountain mortar (Also known as Nona-M)  Soviet Union
120 mm 120 KRH 92  Finland Modern
120 mm 120 mm E1  India
120mm E-56  Greece Modern
120 mm 2S12 Sani  Russia Modern
120 mm Brandt  France
120 mm Mortier 120mm Rayé Tracté Modèle F1  France Modern 582 kg
120 mm 12 cm GrW 42  Nazi Germany World War II
120 mm Dragon Fire  United States Under development
120 mm M120  United States Modern 144.7 kg (326.1 including trailer)
120 mm M121  United States
120 mm 120-PM-38  Soviet Union World War II
120 mm 120-PM-43  Soviet Union World War II
120 mm Dragon EFSS  Israel Under development
120 mm UB M52  Yugoslavia
120 mm vzor 82 PRAM L (mortar mk. 1982)  Czechoslovakia Cold War
150 mm Type 96 150 mm Infantry Mortar  Japan World War II

Citations and notes

References

  • Ryan,J.W., Guns, Mortars and Rockets (Battlefield Weapons Systems & Technology), Brassey's publishers, London, 1982
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