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For the Bundeswehr, a new two-in-one mortar caliber 60-mm was developed

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The German army can get into service a new mortar, developed for the 60-mm ammunition. Work on new weapons Since 2017, Rheinmetall has led the company. Reports about it "Popular mechanics".


For the Bundeswehr, a new two-in-one mortar caliber 60-mm was developed


The new mortar developed by the German concern for 60-mm ammunition received the RSG60 index and was officially presented this year. According to the developers, the mortar is intended for use by infantry units and special forces. At the same time, the infantry version of the mortar turns into an option for special forces within a few seconds without a special tool.

The main feature of the new weapon is the 70 cm long barrel made of steel and carbon. The mortar base plate is also made of composite materials. In the infantry version, the mortar mass is 15,8 kg. After disconnecting the large base plate, the mortar becomes an option for special forces. Moreover, its weight is only 6,8 kg. Firing range declared by the developers: for the infantry variant - 3200 meters, for the variant for MTR - 2000 meters. However, it is noted that the range may vary depending on the choice of ammunition type. The firing range of the previous Rheinmetall model was 500 meters shorter.


RSG60 mortar variant for MTR



RSG60 mortar variant for infantry


The concern reported that the priority objectives for the development of the 60-mm mortar RSG60 were light weapons, rate of fire and ergonomics. In addition, the mortar must have the potential for further development, as well as support the Rheinmetall Electronics fire control system.

At the moment, the timing of possible deliveries of the latest mortar to the Bundeswehr is not reported.
Photos used:
https://twitter.com/RheinmetallAG
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  1. Rwmos
    Rwmos 14 August 2019 16: 55
    +1
    In the Bundeswehr special forces decided to drive a rifle into the ground with a barrel? New trends?
    1. parkello
      parkello 15 August 2019 13: 27
      0
      where is it driven by a barrel? he doesn’t even get to the ground.
  2. evgic
    evgic 14 August 2019 17: 12
    0
    And where can you get such a base plate base? A finger in the ass?
    1. Dreamboat
      Dreamboat 15 August 2019 00: 14
      0
      In this mode, it is only possible to launch lighting missiles or drones of a circular view (parachute camera).
      Although, they might not show something. For example, an electronic device that allows you to set the "angle" with sufficient accuracy in manual mode.
  3. Krilovchanin
    Krilovchanin 14 August 2019 17: 23
    +1
    After a shot without a plate, the mortar goes into the ground, and to extract it, judging by the picture, serves the rifle barrel, previously stuck in the same ground.
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 14 August 2019 18: 48
      +3
      After a shot without a plate, the mortar goes into the ground, and to extract it, judging by the picture, serves the rifle barrel, previously stuck in the same ground.

      Funny fool that nose on its side. Actually not a superfluous thing.
    2. Catfish
      Catfish 14 August 2019 20: 58
      +5
      Colleague, do you seriously believe that they have gathered there in Rheinmetall some finished and d and ts that can offer the army a priori useless weapons?
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 14 August 2019 21: 06
        +3
        You still can’t get used to the fact that in this section the contingent, for the most part, uses its head only during meals?
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 14 August 2019 21: 09
          +1
          Even so ?!!! I always believed that for eating writing there is such a part of the body as the mouth. But his head ... This is beyond all fiction. request
          1. Undecim
            Undecim 14 August 2019 21: 15
            +1
            But the mouth is then attached to the head
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 14 August 2019 21: 17
              +2
              Do they know that? laughing
  4. Wedmak
    Wedmak 14 August 2019 17: 46
    +3
    And can a video where they shoot from this mortar for MTR, evaluate the accuracy?
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    2. Observer2014
      Observer2014 14 August 2019 18: 48
      +3
      Yes, it looks ridiculous if you shoot with conventional ammunition. And for their MTR, we know all the capabilities of their ammunition? Maybe there is something managed there?
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 15 August 2019 06: 30
        0
        M ... even if the guided, let’s say, is that what else to carry the guidance system with you? Isn’t it easier to combine all this into one complex, for that matter? If you can still calculate the range from the platform quite accurately, then the error can be greater from the hands than the capabilities of the mines to correct the trajectory.
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 14 August 2019 19: 06
    0
    Judging by the photo, where are they from 16 kg. gained weight, let them finish. The plate is 5-6 mm thick. fellow request
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 August 2019 19: 18
    -2
    Looks futuristic. The photo shows a mortar that is clearly "disguised" ... No real soldier will stick a rifle with a barrel into the ground ... wassat
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 14 August 2019 21: 05
      -3
      No, not disguised, they are all there: a liberalist sits on the front end and chases everyone with a vibrator. laughing But he doesn’t care about it unnecessarily, it’s not loaded for a long time, and he doesn’t know how to handle it. This is not the Wehrmacht. bully
  7. bmv04636
    bmv04636 14 August 2019 21: 00
    -4
    What can I say 2B25 "Gall"
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 14 August 2019 21: 14
      0
      Quote: bmv04636
      What can I say 2B25 "Gall"

      Gall is a silent spetsnaz mortar. With cut-off of powder gases. Where is this "crocozyabre" before him?
  8. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 14 August 2019 21: 24
    +2
    The rifle hangs on a SINGLE POINT belt (special forces mod), for a 60mm mortar (M224A1) a small plate is normal.
  9. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 15 August 2019 02: 30
    +2
    Of course, there is nothing "innovative" in this "product ... well, maybe acre carbon ... For example, mortars (60 mm) with replaceable base plates (" small "and" reinforced "), shooting without a base plate, without "two-legged" - have been known since the end of the last century!
    1. parkello
      parkello 15 August 2019 13: 30
      0
      even different ammunition ... for the MTR, special mines with remote detonation and laser illumination will probably go. all the same, 60 mm allow you to create such ammunition.
  10. kos2cool4u
    kos2cool4u 15 August 2019 07: 13
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    Quote: RWMos
    In the Bundeswehr special forces decided to drive a rifle into the ground with a barrel? New trends?

    Sorry, dear, but you never seemed to hear about staged photos))) ... it may not even be a military man, or even a guy)))
  11. Hort
    Hort 15 August 2019 14: 42
    0
    interesting stuff.
    Curious here, what is the recoil when fired in the version for the MTR? Or will a very strong fighter use it?)