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M6-895 60mm mortar
Type Light mortar
Place of origin  Austria
Service history
Used by  United Kingdom
Wars Afghanistan
Production history
Designer Hirtenberger
Manufacturer Hirtenberger
Specifications
Weight Barrel 5.3 kilograms (12 lb)
Baseplate 4.8 kilograms (11 lb)
Bipod 12 kilograms (26 lb)
Length 977 millimetres (3 ft 2.5 in) overall
Crew 1

Caliber 60 millimetres (2.4 in)
Action Muzzle loading
Rate of fire 1-12 rpm sustained
Maximum range 3,800 metres (4,200 yd) (with bipod)
Feed system Manual
Sights Bubble sight

The Hirtenberger M6-895 60 mm mortar was procured as an urgent operational requirement (UOR) for the British Army. It can be fired in both the direct-lay and indirect fire role at a rate of 1–12 rounds a minute and can be operated in the hand held mode.[1] The mortar replaced the L9A1 51 mm Light Mortar due to greater availability of ammunition suppliers for the 60mm calibre.

References

  1. "British Army Vehicles and Equipment". Defence Public Relations (ARMY). pp. 16. http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/285986_ARMY_VEHICLESEQUIPMENT_V12.PDF_web.pdf. Retrieved 31 December 2011. "The Hirtenberger M6-895 60 mm Mortar was procured as an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) and is currently in service in Afghanistan as a light capability with the Mortar Platoon. I" 

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