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modern mortarclick to hear

Portable muzzle-loaded infantry weapon used to discharge high-angle fire.
modern mortar bipod traversing handle base plate tube elevating handle sight muzzle

bipod click to hear

A two-legged support whose function, with the base plate, is to stabilize the weapon during firing.

traversing handle click to hear

Device used to adjust the direction of the mortar.

base plate click to hear

Part designed to prevent the tube from sinking into the ground from the impact of recoil.

tube click to hear

Cylindrical tube used to fire projectiles.

elevating handle click to hear

Mechanism used to regulate the mortar’s angle of fire.

sight click to hear

Device used to set the line of fire.

muzzle click to hear

Opening through which the projectile leaves the tube.