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Sayeret
08-26-2004, 08:05 PM
Besides HE and smoke what other types of mortar rounds are there?

Argyll
08-26-2004, 08:25 PM
Illumination White Phos,and Merlin

Depends on what Calibre of mortar your talking about?

Hydro
08-26-2004, 08:28 PM
Brits developed and tested an 81mm mortar round called "MERLIN" I think, which was a laser guided bomb for taking out tanks from the top. Don't think it was adopted by anyone though.

moughoun
08-26-2004, 09:03 PM
there was an experimental bomblet round, I don't know if it went into service though and don't forget frag ;)

ibstolidude
08-26-2004, 09:49 PM
Besides HE and smoke what other types of mortar rounds are there?
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/mortar_c.htm
or
http://www.pmulcahy.com/mortars/mortar_rounds.htm
http://www.pmulcahy.com/mortars/

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GazB
08-29-2004, 05:05 AM
In addition to smoke and HE-FRAG, the Russians also use laser guided rounds designed for their mortars from the 240mm Smelchak round that weighs 134.2kgs to the 120mm Gran top attack laser guided mortar round.

They also have a jammer round that was joint developed with the bulgarians and a few Chem and bio warhead rounds. The nuclear rounds for the 240mm weapon were withdrawn under treaty. I have heard of mine and submunition versions but they were anti personel and the former have been withdrawn.

Edit:

Oops... also forgot, they have some HEAT rounds for their 120mm mortars that are fitted to turreted vehicles for the direct fire role as in the 120mm mortar equipped version of the BMD airbourne vehicle (2S9) and other more modern vehicles that include tracked and wheeled vehicles.

From memory the French have a similar direct fire HEAT round for their automatic mortars... I believe the french mortars are called Brant or something and are quite effective.

GrimReaper
08-29-2004, 06:27 AM
IMI makes a Dual purpose cluster round for 120mm mortars.
http://www.imi-israel.com/imi/doa_iis.dll/Serve/Item/English/1.1.2.2.5.html

FDF_Hemppis
08-29-2004, 08:07 AM
Swedes also developed the STRIX AT-round, few of which have been seen in Finland too :)

Look here (http://www.defense-update.com/features/du-1-04/mortar-munitions.htm)

Deuterium
08-29-2004, 01:32 PM
The BDU wrinkle round has been known to inhabit garrison areas around military posts. They usually are launched at hung-over troops right before formation time and are also associated with ass-chewings from 1SGs.

grabie_bis
08-29-2004, 01:34 PM
Spanish EXPAL manufactures a 21-HEAT-submunition 120mm-caliber round named MAT-21, a cheaper way to neutralize a tank at lower costs.

woot

Sayeret
08-29-2004, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the information everyone.

Flagg
08-29-2004, 06:47 PM
The BDU wrinkle round has been known to inhabit garrison areas around military posts. They usually are launched at hung-over troops right before formation time and are also associated with ass-chewings from 1SGs.

I've heard a rumour about that......I also heard they are capable of dispersing aerosolized BFV( Beer Flu Virus )