M120 / M121 120-mm Mortar

M120 / M121 120-mm Mortar

M120 / M121 120-mm Mortar

The 120-mm mortar is the US Army's heavy mortar. It is used to provide high-angle fire for ground troop support. The 120-mm mortar is a relatively new item to the Ranger inventory. This system is transported using the Mortar specific Ranger Special Operations Vehicle (MORSOV) or with a trailer system during dismounted operations.

  • Primary Function Indirect Fire
  • Manufacturer US Army's Watervliet Arsenal
  • Caliber 120-mm
  • Length 69 in
  • Weight 319 lbs (includes cannon, bipod, base plate)
  • Trailer 399 lbs
  • Max Effective Range 7200 m
  • Rate of fire 16 (1st 1-2 min)
  • Ammunition HE, WP, Smoke, Illumination
By Tim Davis

 

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