M19 mortar

The M19 Mortar is a light, smoothbore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon for light infantry support developed and produced in the United States.

It has been made obsolete and supplanted by the more modern 60 mm M224 Mortar, which has a much longer range and improved ammunition.

Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1942
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M19 development began in 1942 as the T18E6 to replace the M2 Mortar. It was a very simple and light weapon, but was too inaccurate without a mounting. The conventional M5 mount for the M2 mortar was fitted to it. It began to be fielded during the Korean War to replace the M2 and saw limited use in the Vietnam War. Many M19s were scrapped or exported to other countries.

Type Infantry mortar
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by See Users
Wars Korean War
Vietnam War
Weight 23.4 kilograms (52 lb) (M5 mount)
9.3 kilograms (21 lb) (M1 mount)
Length 81.9 cm (32.2 in)
Caliber 60 millimetres (2.4 in)
Elevation +40° to +85° on M5 mount
free on M1 mount
Traverse 14° on M5 mount
free on M1 mount
Muzzle velocity 168 m/s (550 ft/s)
Effective firing range 1,790 m (5,870 ft)
Feed system manual

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