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Following last week's update "A Touch of British Class (Part 2)" we would like to introduce, at the request of the community, the British 2" Mortar. Modelled by [TWDEV] Strayferret & textured by [TWDEV] brrr.

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Following last week's update "A Touch of British Class (Part 2)" we would like to introduce, at the request of the community, the British 2" Mortar. Modelled by [TWDEV] Strayferret & textured by [TWDEV] brrr.

The Ordnance SBML 2-inch mortar served throughout the war as light support mortar, enabling infantry squads to fill a crucial artillery fire gap between the medium and heavy mortars, and their own rifle grenades. Issued out at platoon level, the 2in was not a powerful mortar by far (many nations actually dumped their light mortars in favour of more medium ones, however the British soldiers grew fond of it's portability and ease of use, keeping it in service and well used.

Firing a 2lb projectile at around 8 rounds a minute, the mortar operated by the gunner simply holding the mortar at the desired angle (there was no bipod), and then rounds being dropped in to fire. It had a range of about 500 yards. and was capable of firing between 45 and 90 degree angles, though many British troops found they could cut the angle even lower by placing the butt of the mortar against walls, thus serving as an impromptu wall breacher in city combat. The mortar was so well liked and capable, that it continued in service until the 1980s in the British army, and is still produced and fielded by the Indian Army.


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reptiledude
reptiledude

Very very nice. I never even knew the Commonwealth forces had these during the war. I'm curious to see how these work in game. Anything you can compare it to in any current games?

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cordenand
cordenand

rising storms Japanese knee mortar but i think it was a intended as a nade launcher by the Japanese.

ps. darn i was ninjaed by 9hours in advance lol

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Slayer_2
Slayer_2

So this is kind of like the mortar the Japanese have in Rising Storm for Red Orchestra? The Type something or another.

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lptomtom
lptomtom

Yeah, the Japanese weren't original when it came to naming weapons

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Captain_Fozzington
Captain_Fozzington

Lookin' good! Keep it up, lads!

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof

sounds nice !

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Turkish007
Turkish007

Cant wait to blast some Jerries with this!

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Serathis
Serathis

Nice, the Festung Europa guys better get ready for some serious competition.

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Guest
Guest

Games like these should have solo campaign or at least an offline mod

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