Infantry Mortars of World War II

Infantry Mortars of World War II

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781841764146
  • DDC分類 940

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The mortar has proved to be one of the most influential and prevalent infantry support weapons of the 20th century. Throughout the course of the Second World War many different varieties of weapon were used the six main armies of the war: Britain, the USA, the Soviet Union, Germany Italy and Japan. Although the concept of the mortar was similar throughout these armies, calibres and usage varied enormously, dependent upon tactical use and terrain. This title covers all variants from the British 3 in.-equipped 'Heavy Weapon Companies', through to the Russian 120 mm mortars, which were incorporated into the Tank Corps for the storming of Berlin in 1945.

Table of Contents

    An Old Weapon Reinvented                       3 (1)
Definition of a Mortar 4 (1)
Ammunition 5 (3)
Categories of Mortars 8 (2)
Spigot mortars
The British Army 10(4)
2-inch mortars
3-inch mortars
The US Army 14(3)
60mm M2
81mm M1
The Soviet Army 17(3)
50mm RM39 and RM40
82mm BM41 and BM43
The German Army 20(14)
5cm Granatwerfer 36
8cm Granatwerfer 34
12cm schwere Granatwerfer 42
The Italian Army 34(2)
Brixia 45mm Model 35
81mm Model 35
The Japanese Army 36(6)
5cm Model 89
8cm Model 97 and Model 99
9cm Model 94 and Model 97
Other Countries 42(1)
Bibliography 43(1)
Colour Plate Commentary 44(4)
Index 48