Rubicon Models: Neue Previews
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A sneak preview of what to expect…The M30 106.7mm „Four-deuce“ heavy mortar is an American rifled, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to infantry units. The M30 system weighs 305kg including the complete mortar with a welded steel rotator, M24A1 base plate and M53 sight.The M30 entered service with the US Army in 1951, replacing the previous M2 106.7mm mortar. It was adopted due to the extended range and lethality in comparison to the previous M2 mortar, although the M30, at 305 kilograms, was significantly heavier than the 151 kilogram M2.Due to this heavyweight, the mortar was most often mounted in a tracked mortar carrier of the M113 family, designated as the M106 mortar carrier. This vehicle-mounted mortar was crewed by five people: the track commander (mortar sergeant/gun commander), gunner, assistant gunner, ammunition bearer and a vehicle driver.
Weekend Teaser for our Lunar New Year post… an update on our M113A1 project. Now with engine details and rear compartment interior! Enjoy!
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