Deactivated US Brandt 60mm Mortar Set SN. 9440 -
Deactivated US Brandt 60mm Mortar in very good, original deactivated condition. Complete with correct US M4 Sight, M81 Sight Case and US M5 Tripod, Aiming Lamp, Stand Alone Airborne Base Plate, Muzzle Cap and Sling, and Standard Base Plate. The Brandt 60mm Mortar first appeared in 1936 and was designed by a French engineer, called Brandt. It was adopted by US forces in 1940 and called the M2. It fired 3 types of 60mm shell, HE, WP and Flares. They had an effective range of 1200 meters and a skilled crew could fire 20 rounds a minute. They were popular with the troops issued them, as they were simple to use and maintain, reliable and light to carry around. They saw service with the US Army and Marine Corps through WWII, Korea and Vietnam and can still be found today in Latin America and the Third World. A highly effective Light Infantry Mortar. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.