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MORTAR 81MM - M29 - Base Carrier


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#1 craig johnson

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:01 PM

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This is not exactly what you asked for on Robins war room topic about the Mortar Base Carrier, but Im showing you anyways. I can Scan a photo out of my 1943 SNL for the 81mm Mortar if you would like. Its just a picture of the item. Not a picture if it in use.

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#2 Johan Willaert

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:34 PM

Thanks Craig!

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:39 PM

They make it look so easy to carry those items. But they wiegh 40 pounds each.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 06:51 PM

They make it look so easy to carry those items. But they wiegh 40 pounds each.


Robin,

That's because they are all much younger and stronger than we are.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:51 PM

I spent six years as an 81mm Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortar Forker) and we were motorized... we started out with Dodge M880 5/4 ton trucks... and ended with the M998 Hummers. We had a Cadidiot (ROTC CADET) that thought he was in charge of something and ordered me to have my platoon hump the mortars fifteen clicks to our ARTEP site... I told him no and loaded the stuff up in the trucks. He got all wacked out and started screaming and shouting... and ran to the commander about it. The commander told him to shut up and do what I told him to do, that he was assigned to my platoon to learn, not to lead. Oooooooo was he ever pi$$ed off. He didnt last long as a Cadet... lol

The weights are about right though... about 35 to 40 pounds per part... plus ammunition... a real pain to hump!

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