M29 Mortar

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M29 Mortar - 81mm

The M29 is a US produced 81 mm mortar. It began replacing the M1 Mortar in U.S. service in 1952, being lighter and with greater range. It was replaced in turn by the M252 Mortar in 1984. Variants included the M29E1 and M29A1, adopted in 1964, with hard chrome-plated bore to prolong barrel life and make cleaning easier.

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Specifications

(1952 - 1984)

Type: Medium mortar

Caliber: 81 mm

Length: 50.98 inch (1295 mm)

Barrel Length: 32.99 inch (838 mm)

Weight: 46.54 lbs (21.11 kg)

Maximum range: 11,447 ft (3,489 m)

Rate of Fire: 12 rpm

Shell weight: about 15 lbs


The M29 Mortar and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Hell to Eternity Japanese forces 1960
Go Tell the Spartans Marc Singer CPT Alfred Olivetti 1978
Go Tell the Spartans US troops, South Vietnamese troops 1978
Taps Seen in inventory 1981
Rambo: First Blood Part II Vietnamese soldiers 1985
The Annihilators US Army soldiers Footage 1985
Casualties of War Vietcong troops 1989
Wild Zero can be seen on the Yamazaki's base. 1999
Deserter Tom Hardy Pascal Dupont Carries the barrel part 2002
Deserter Legionnaires 2002
Shooter Ethiopian fighters 2007

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Tour of Duty - Season 1 US troops "Under Siege" (S1E13) 1987-1988

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Medal of Honor Unusable 2010



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