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nebelwerfer

Hi,

I would like to learn how airborne troops in WW2 bring in there Mortars to the battle field.

I did  not found  much on  this  on the  internet.

 

I think  Glider Troops  use  theire Handcarts.

And  I have  read  about Market Garden,  that  a Trooper Jumped with his 60mm Mortar. But how was it secured?

 

Would a 81mm Mortar be dropped in a Container? What Type?

It  would  be great to know more about this!

 

Thank you!

 

Christian

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Hello,

 

I think 60mm MORTAR is too heavy (40Lbs) to be dropped in one part with a man and his T5 Chute in WW2.

For me 60mm Mortar was dropped in A5 Aerial Delivery Containers as 1919 Machine guns.

For the 81mm Mortar, It's technicaly possible (112Lbs) to use A5 or A6 Containers but i've no ideas of real use.

 

If people have documents / pictures / informations this could be very intresting

 

Regards

 

 

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Persian Gulf Command

If anyone has a FM 31-30 Tactics and Techniques of Airborne Troops, there may be information regarding the delivery of mortars to the field.

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nebelwerfer

perfect, this is whst I wanted to see!

 

thank you!

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Backtheattack

FeLT, thanks for this link. Very interesting manual.

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