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Self-propelled Mortar
A mortar carrier, or self-propelled mortar, is a self-propelled artillery piece in which a mortar is its primary weapon. Simpler vehicles carry a standard infantry mortar while in more complex vehicles the mortar of is fully integrated into the vehicle and cannot be dismounted from the vehicle. Mortar carriers cannot be fired while on the move and some must be dismounted to fire.[citation needed].Contents1 Evolution 2 United States 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksEvolution[edit] The mortar carrier has its genesis in the general mechanisation and motorisation of infantry in the years leading up to World War II
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M3 Scout Car
The M3 Scout Car
M3 Scout Car
was an armored car in U.S. service during World War II. It was also known as the White Scout Car, after its manufacturer, the White Motor Company. It was used in various roles, including patrol, scouting, command vehicle, ambulance and gun tractor.Contents1 History 2 Combat history 3 Former operators 4 Variants 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Design of the vehicle began at the White Motor Company, based in Cleveland, in 1937.[3] It had .25 in (6.4 mm) face-hardened armor,[1] full-time four-wheel drive (with no way to disengage it),[1] four-speed manual constant-mesh (non-synchromesh) transmission (with one reverse gear)[3] and two-speed transfer case, leaf spring suspension,[1] manual steering,[3] and (unusual for the period) vacuum-assisted (power) brakes.[1] The wheelbase was 131 in (3.3 m), tread 65.25 in (1.657 m)
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M1129 Mortar Carrier
The M1129 Mortar Carrier
M1129 Mortar Carrier
is an 8×8 wheeled armored mortar carrier of the Stryker
Stryker
family of combat vehicles produced by General Dynamics Land Systems
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Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
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M1064 Mortar Carrier
The M1064 mortar carrier
M1064 mortar carrier
is an American tracked, self-propelled artillery vehicle, consisting of the M121 mortar-a version of the M120 mortar- mounted on an M113 chassis. The design consists of the M298 Cannon, M191 Bipod, M9 Baseplate, and the Carrier Adaptation Kit
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Iraq War
Invasion
Invasion
phase (2003)  United States  United Kingdom  Australia  Poland Peshmerga Supported by:  Canada[1]  Netherlands[2] Invasion
Invasion
phase (
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Counter-battery Fire
Counter-battery fire (sometimes called counter-fire) is a battlefield military activity to defeat the enemy's indirect fire elements (guns, rocket launchers, artillery and mortars), including their target acquisition, command and control components. Counter-battery arrangements and responsibilities vary between nations but involve target acquisition, planning and control, and counter-fire. Counter-battery fire rose to prominence in World War I. Counter-battery radar
Counter-battery radar
detects incoming indirect fire and calculates where it was fired from. That location data can be sent by a communications link to friendly forces, who can then fire on the enemy positions, hopefully before they can reposition (the "scoot" part of shoot-and-scoot tactics)
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Patria NEMO
NEMO (from "new mortar"), is a single barrelled 120 mm unmanned mortar turret currently being developed by Patria Weapons System Oy (PWS) in Finland. It is a lighter version of the AMOS
AMOS
mortar system, which is also being field tested
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Amos
AMOS
AMOS
or Advanced Mortar System is a 120 mm automatic twin barrelled, breech loaded mortar turret. AMOS
AMOS
has been fitted to a wide range of armoured vehicles, such as the Sisu Pasi, Patria AMV
Patria AMV
and Combat Vehicle 90. The Swedish Navy
Swedish Navy
originally planned to fit AMOS
AMOS
to the CB90
CB90
assault craft, but found that it was too small to carry it. Instead, a project to develop the larger Combat Boat 2010 was launched specifically to carry AMOS.Contents1 Design 2 Operators2.1 Current operators3 See also 4 References 5 External linksDesign[edit] When fitted to a vehicle, both GPS- and inertia positioning are used. The electronic fire-control system utilises digital maps. The twin barrelled AMOS
AMOS
is able to keep up rate of fire of 12 rounds per minute
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PLL-05
The PLL-05
PLL-05
is a Chinese self-propelled gun-mortar in use by Chinese mechanised infantry formations. Conceptually it is similar to the Russian 2S23 "Nona-SVK" (the turret and weapon system of the 2S9 Nona mounted on a BTR-80
BTR-80
chassis) three of which China
China
purchased for evaluation; at one time it was reported that China
China
would purchase 100 of the Russian vehicles[1] however this failed to occur, nor does it appear that there was a formal transfer of technology to China
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Russian Airborne Troops
The Russian Airborne Troops
Russian Airborne Troops
or VDV (from "Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii", Russian: Воздушно-десантные войска России, ВДВ; Air-landing Forces) is a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
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2S9 Nona
The 2S9
2S9
NONA (Новейшее Орудие Наземной Артилерии - Newest Ordnance of Ground Artillery) is an extremely light-weight self-propelled and air-droppable 120 mm mortar designed in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
that entered service in 1981. The 2S9
2S9
chassis is designated the S-120 and based on the aluminium hull of the BTR-D
BTR-D
airborne multi-purpose tracked armoured personnel carrier. More generally, the 120 mm mortar is referred to as the Nona, with the 2S9
2S9
also known as the Nona-S; a BTR-80
BTR-80
based version is the 2S23
2S23
or Nona-SVK, and the towed 2B16 anti-tank gun version is named the Nona-K
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2B9 Vasilek
The 2B9 Vasilek
2B9 Vasilek
(Cornflower) is an automatic 82 mm gun-mortar developed in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
in 1967 and fielded with the Soviet Army in 1970. It was based on the F-82 automatic mortar. Unlike conventional mortars, the 2B9 can fire in single and automatic mode using four-round clips. Rounds can be loaded from either the muzzle or the breech. Because of its wheeled carriage, the 2B9 resembles a light artillery piece more than a conventional mortar. The 2B9 was used in Afghanistan by Soviet units and is still found in Russian airmobile infantry units. In the fighting in Afghanistan, Soviet units found the 2B9 to be a versatile and useful weapon.[1] The 2B9 can fire high-explosive, armor-piercing and smoke shells, as well as flares
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M113
The M113 is a fully tracked armored personnel carrier (APC) that was developed by Food Machinery Corp (FMC). The vehicle was first fielded by the United States
United States
Army's mechanized infantry units in Vietnam
Vietnam
in April 1962.[3] The M113 was the most widely used armored vehicle of the U.S. Army in the Vietnam
Vietnam
War, earning the nickname 'Green Dragon' by the Viet Cong
Viet Cong
as it was used to break through heavy thickets in the midst of the jungle to attack and overrun enemy positions. It was largely known as an "APC" or an "ACAV" (armored cavalry assault vehicle) by the allied forces.[4] The M113 introduced new aluminum armor that made the vehicle much lighter than earlier vehicles; it was thick enough to protect the crew and passengers against small arms fire but light enough that the vehicle was air transportable and moderately amphibious
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FV432
The FV432
FV432
is the armoured personnel carrier variant of the British Army's FV430 series
FV430 series
of armoured fighting vehicles. Since its introduction in the 1960s, it has been the most common variant, being used for transporting infantry on the battlefield
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