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ANTOS lightweight mortar (Czech Republic)

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Various units of the armed forces need a means of increasing firepower. To solve this problem over the past few decades, attempts have been made to create light but powerful weapon systems. One of the most interesting directions in this area is the development of light mortars that can be carried and used in parallel with the standard rifle weapons. In May 2014, the Czech Military Technical University VTU, presented its version of a light mortar designed to arm a wide range of units. The first demonstration of the new weapon took place at the IDEB-2014 exhibition in Bratislava (Slovakia).

The concept of the proposed weapon is simple. By reducing the caliber to the minimum acceptable values ​​and some other ideas, it is proposed to maximally facilitate the mortar, which will allow to transfer it by the forces of the fighters, including without the need to single out a separate calculation. At the same time, the proposed weapon is intended for firing at a range of no more than 1000-1200 m, which is sufficient for hitting targets in most collisions. The project of a similar light mortar from the organization VTU received the name ANTOS.

The main task of the ANTOS project was to maximize the ease of mortar design and reduce its size, aimed at simplifying transportation. By using a few curious ideas, Czech specialists managed to bring the total mortar length to 905 mm. The weight of the weapon, depending on the configuration and composition of the installed additional equipment, does not exceed 5,3 kg. It is proposed to deliver the mortar to the troops in special boxes with additional equipment. The total weight of such a complex does not exceed 19 kg. Thus, a mortar and some ammunition for it can be carried by one fighter. Accordingly, if you instruct the use of a weapon to calculate from two people, the firepower and firing duration increase several times.

ANTOS lightweight mortar (Czech Republic)
Mortars and mines at IDEB-2014


In its general architecture, the ANTOS mortar differs little from other weapons of its class. Weight reduction is achieved by eliminating from the design of some parts that are considered redundant, as well as through the use of lightweight materials. The main elements of the mortar are proposed to be made of aluminum and titanium alloys, as well as plastic. Thus, all parts experiencing relatively large loads are made of metal. Other units are made of plastic, which saves weight without serious loss in functionality.

ANTOS mortar has a curious structure. Unlike other weapons of its class, it is not equipped with a bipod for installation on the ground. A mortar ready for use is a cylindrical barrel, to the breech of which the casing of the firing mechanism is attached. The mechanism itself through the hinge rests on the support plate of a small size. Along the trunk is a long plastic handle. On the outer elements of the mortar provides forabs for the belt. To avoid contamination of the barrel, the barrel is closed with a special removable lid.

With a total length of 905 mm, the new Czech mortar has a barrel length 650 mm caliber 60,7 mm. In order to simplify the design in the development of the project, it was proposed to reduce the pressure in the barrel to the minimum acceptable values. According to the developers, during firing the pressure in the barrel does not exceed 18 MPa. This affected the maximum range of fire, but provided some gain in weight of the barrel and the complexity of its manufacture.


Mortar shooting ANTOS. Photo Vpk.name


ANTOS mortar is made according to a muzzle-loading circuit and has a combined propellant ignition system. Depending on the type of mine used and other factors, the calculation can use the traditional “gravitational” method of shooting, in which the mine, sinking down the trunk, hits the cap with a fixed drummer, after which a shot occurs. It also provides for the possibility of firing a shot when you press the trigger with the offset of the hammer with the combat spring. In this case, before firing, it is necessary to pull the firing mechanism with a lever (placed on both sides of the hull) and, placing the mine in the barrel, pull the trigger located on the side grip.

Next to the cock lever there are fuse-translator switches on both sides of the hull with three possible positions. In the first position, the USM is locked, in the second, fire is allowed with the trigger, the third position allows you to shoot, simply dropping a mine into the barrel.

The new lightweight Czech mortar does not come with bipods. The developers considered that this element does not give any actual advantages, but it seriously complicates and weights the construction. For this reason, the proposed method of shooting is as follows. Having brought the weapon into combat readiness, the mortar should rest the base plate against the ground. The barrel is held by the side grip. Horizontal targeting is done by correctly placing the weapon on the supporting surface. Vertical, in turn, is carried out by tilting the barrel while holding the handle.


Control mechanisms USM (left) and sight (right) mortar.


As conceived by VTU specialists, the mortar can conduct effective fire without special tables and additional calculations. Pointing weapons in the vertical plane is done with a simple, but effective liquid sight. In the upper thickening of the casing of the barrel, directly above the side grip, there is a liquid sight, the scale of which is marked by distance. When the barrel is tilted, the liquid in the sight flows inside the sight and its level on the scale corresponds to the calculated range of the shot. Such a design of the sight, despite its apparent simplicity, should provide an acceptable range accuracy.

The mortar design and sight are designed for shooting with elevation angles from + 45 'to + 85 °. By combining the angle of elevation and the propelling charge of a mine, you can hit targets in a fairly wide range of distances. Thus, at maximum elevation and shooting a high-explosive fragmentation mine with a “0” charge, the minimum range of the shot is 80 m. When using the most powerful charge, the pressure in the barrel does not exceed 1200 MPa.

For the ANTOS mortar, several mines of 60 mm for various applications have been developed. All presented mines have similar dimensions and design. However, some types of ammunition differ in the design of the head. In addition, for obvious reasons, the structure of the internal aggregates of mines is significantly different. The head of all mines for the ANTOS mortar is designed to use standard NATO fuses. Depending on the tactical need, the mortar can use high-explosive ordnance of standard or increased power, as well as smoke mines with a charge based on red phosphorus.


Mines of various types


A lighting mine was also developed. After a shot, having risen to the required height, this ammunition throws out a parachute and ignites a special pyrotechnic mixture. Slowly going down, such a mine illuminates the surrounding area with a force of up to 250 thousand cd. In addition, the so-called. practical mine designed for training purposes. It has the same dimensions and mass as the combat mines, but is not equipped with a real combat unit. Instead, a signal pyrotechnic composition is used to determine the drop point.

According to reports, the new light mortars ANTOS so far interested only one customer. A number of such weapons and ammunition were supplied to the Czech Special Operations Forces. Information about other contracts is not available. Probably, except for the Czech special forces, no one showed interest in the new development of the VTU. Indeed, the mortar presented last year has specific characteristics that attract the attention of specialists, but do not guarantee the appearance of purchase orders.

An example of such ambiguous prospects for a new project can be considered news, appeared in early July last year. Then it was reported that the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic intends to acquire a number of mortars caliber 81 mm, which are intended for use in the ground forces. It is noteworthy that not new 60-mm ANTOS mortars were selected, but other weapons. According to reports, the characteristics of light mortars were considered insufficient for use in ground forces. Thus, at the moment light mortars of a new type are used only by special operations.

The advantages of the ANTOS mortar include the small size and weight of both the weapon itself and the ammunition for it. Forces of one or two people can transport the mortar and a sufficiently large ammunition for it. This allows different units to have their own mortars that can significantly increase their firepower in the event of a collision with the enemy. Also a positive feature can be considered a fairly wide range of presented ammunition, which allows you to light up the area and find the enemy, and then put a smoke screen or destroy the enemy with a blast wave and shrapnel. An important feature is the speed of preparation of weapons for use. The mortar only needs to be removed from the shoulder, rest against the ground and remove the muzzle cover, and also prepare the ammunition.



Relatively light ammunition does not require a powerful propellant charge, which facilitates ammunition and also reduces the visibility of the mortar during firing. Due to the reduced pressure in the barrel bore, the flash and the cloud of powder gases do not unmask the position as much as in the case of other modern mortars of a larger caliber.

It should be noted that the ANTOS mortar is not without flaws that have not yet allowed it to be widely distributed. The main one is associated with a small caliber. The size of 60-mm mines does not allow to place in it a sufficiently large explosive charge and an acceptable fragmentation shirt. As a result, the power of such ammunition leaves much to be desired. The radius of destruction of targets with splinters hardly exceeds several meters. The shock wave from an explosion also cannot be strong enough to cause appreciable damage.

The desire to facilitate the construction due to the strength of the barrel and the reduction of pressure in it affected the maximum firing range. With a full propelling charge and an optimum angle of elevation, ANTOS sends a mine to 1200 m, which is noticeably less than similar parameters of other systems of a larger caliber. Smaller firing range and the power of mines have already led the Czech Ministry of Defense to prefer the “classic” 81 caliber mm to light mortars.


ANTOS mortar shooting by one fighter


Nevertheless, it is impossible not to notice that a relatively short firing range is not an unconditional minus of the proposed mortar. ANTOS was designed to equip rifle units with their own light artillery, increasing their firepower. Thus, the maximum range of a shot at the 1200 level completely allows using this weapon for its intended purpose, for hitting targets outside the effective range of shooting small arms.

As you can see, the ANTOS lightweight mortar has both pros and cons, which limit its scope. Nevertheless, the project can be considered generally successful. It was designed to arm units that may have full-fledged mortars, but need the means to increase firepower. In fact, a lightweight mortar is not a replacement for mortars of a larger caliber, but a functional analogue of automatic grenade launchers, also designed to increase the firepower of units. At the same time, the ANTOS mortar is noticeably lighter than any automatic grenade launchers, and its mine carries a greater amount of explosive. Paying for these advantages is a serious loss in the rate of fire.

Currently, ANTOS light mortars developed at VTU are used only by the Czech Special Operations Forces. Other contracts for the supply of such weapons, as far as is known, were not signed. It can be assumed that the serial mortars received by the special forces found their place in the nomenclature of armaments and perform their main task: not to adversely affect the overall weight of the equipment of the fighters, but to increase the firepower of the units.


On the materials of the sites:
http://vtusp.cz/
http://armyrecognition.com/
http://vpk.name/
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  1. enGhast
    enGhast 13 July 2015 06: 24
    +2
    Very interesting mortar. The question is striking power and effectiveness.
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 13 July 2015 08: 58
      +3
      For me, in this mortar, an interesting sight. Looks like a building level.)))
    2. zubkoff46
      zubkoff46 14 July 2015 00: 11
      +1
      Most likely suitable for harassing fire. The combat capabilities are in question if, of course, the mine does not fall into my trench.
  2. Letnab
    Letnab 13 July 2015 06: 29
    +1
    For partisans, it will do .. It would increase the striking force without affecting the overall dimensions of the gun.
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 13 July 2015 07: 12
      +11
      Quote: Letnab
      For partisans will do ..

      We, too, at the Central Research Institute "Petrel" developed a similar sample, but in caliber 82 mm.

      A distinctive feature of the portable mortar 2B25 "Gall" is the absence of standard signs of a shot when firing and small weight and dimensions. Weighing 13 kg, the mortar is capable of effective fire at a range of 100 to 1200 meters. Rate of fire - up to 15 rds / min.

      “Silence” of a mortar shot is achieved through the use of a specially designed 3BO35E fragmentation shot. When fired, the mine shaft locks powder gases in the barrel of the mortar, so that no noise, flame, smoke or shock wave is generated. The volume of the 2B25 shot is comparable to a shot from an AKM assault rifle using a silencer. Such characteristics of the mortar provide high mobility and provide the possibility of covert and sudden use.
      1. Captain45
        Captain45 13 July 2015 09: 17
        +4
        Quote: Bongo
        We, too, at the Central Research Institute "Petrel" developed a similar sample, but in caliber 82 mm.

        While reading the article, I also wanted to give this mortar as an example, but I got to the comments and saw what you already said about it. good
        1. Bongo
          Bongo 13 July 2015 09: 22
          +2
          Quote: Captain45
          While reading the article, I also wanted to give this mortar as an example, but I got to the comments and saw what you already said about it.

          Unfortunately, nothing has been heard about its launch into a series or about its adoption, although the show was back in 2011. It seems that for our "special forces" such a mortar would not be superfluous.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 13 July 2015 09: 54
            0
            Because you don’t need such a mortar. Heavy bulky ammunition with low efficiency and highly susceptible to the effects of firing conditions
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 14 July 2015 14: 41
              +2
              "Because you don't need such a mortar" ///

              We drove such a baby in a patrol jeep.
              Usually fired rockets from it.
              But once I had to run away under the cover of him
              mines from militants who fired at us from the dense bushes.
              There is nothing to say about accuracy - it is not there, but it claps loudly
              the enemy lays on the ground and falls silent for a while.
          2. Captain45
            Captain45 13 July 2015 10: 09
            +3
            Quote: Bongo
            Unfortunately, nothing has been heard about its launch into a series or about its adoption, although the show was back in 2011. It seems that for our "special forces" such a mortar would not be superfluous.

            Recently I read an article about the "Army-2015" exhibition, they talked about this mortar, the article said that the order had been received from the Ministry of Defense, Armed mainly units of the Special Forces and Airborne Forces.
      2. Sedoy
        Sedoy 13 July 2015 14: 03
        +1
        it is hardly possible to compare these systems - they are generally from different goals ...
        where is 5kg and where is 13kg ...
        this is a stock of mines about 7kg

        5 kg is just for sabotage and mountain groups ...
        With about such "edelweiss" we climbed the Caucasus Mountains ...
        it can definitely be attributed to "pocket artillery" ...
        so-called company, and 82 is already considered a battalion ...
        1. Argon
          Argon 13 July 2015 16: 32
          +2
          I think that there are prospects for such samples in the structures of special forces. Still, rocket-propelled grenade launchers do not fully ensure the fulfillment of the tasks of "pocket artillery". The main disadvantage of such "miniature" mortars is the relative "weak" warhead due to the low mass and MGH of ammunition . The significant influence of atmospheric phenomena on the trajectory of the ammunition. The need to use an aiming calculation when preparing a shot. At present, all these drawbacks can be eliminated by the introduction of an over-caliber warhead and a semi-active guidance system.
  3. 31rus
    31rus 13 July 2015 07: 55
    +2
    During the war, there was an attempt to equip the infantry with light mortars, a sapper mortar blade, where the barrel is the handle of the blade, the base plate of the blade itself, if I am not mistaken, the caliber was 50mm, we also experimented with 60mm, but they refused both options, although there were a lot of military photo, where the fighters of the assault units in Berlin, with a redone artisanal way with such mortars, everything is new, this is a well-forgotten old
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 13 July 2015 08: 29
      +4
      Quote: 31rus
      During the war, there was an attempt to equip the infantry with light mortars, a sapper mortar blade, where the barrel is the handle of the blade, the base plate of the blade itself, if I am not mistaken, the caliber was 50mm, we also experimented with 60mm, but they refused both options, although there were a lot of military photo, where the fighters of the assault units in Berlin, with a redone artisanal way with such mortars, everything is new, this is a well-forgotten old

      You are not quite right No. The Red Army was armed with 37 mm spade mortars (pictured), which were also discontinued due to extremely low efficiency in the 1941.

      50 mm mortars (the caliber 60 mm was not used and was not tested with us) were several models.

      But even in 1943, they were withdrawn from service and withdrawn from the troops. Spade mortars were not produced in this caliber request
  4. vomag
    vomag 13 July 2015 08: 53
    +1
    With a sapper blade-mortar, 1939-1943 was used but in caliber 37 mm ... they say that in the airborne forces until about 1945 ... 50 mm was at the chances of 5 cm leGrW 36 and we have a 50-mm mortar RM-41 Shamarina and PM38-40 but not sapper mortar
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 13 July 2015 09: 04
      +3
      Quote: vomag
      . they say that in the airborne forces until about 1945 ...

      The effectiveness of 37 mm mines (in the picture) was extremely low and they were quickly abandoned.

      Quote: vomag
      50mm was at the chances of 5 cm leGrW 36 and we have the 50-mm mortar RM-41 Shamarina

      In addition to the 50 mm mortar of V.N. Shamarin, there were also 50 mm mortars of the 1938 and 1940 model developed by the design bureau of plant No.7.
      1. vomag
        vomag 13 July 2015 10: 24
        +1
        So I wrote about them and PM38-40
  5. Nagaibak
    Nagaibak 13 July 2015 09: 12
    +2
    Both 37 mm mortars and 50 mm company mortars were withdrawn from service due to low efficiency. They had a short range, calculations fell under the fire of the Germans being unable to reach the enemy. And the destructive power of mines was weak. All this became clear during the fighting. Therefore, they were abandoned.
    1. kashtak
      kashtak 13 July 2015 12: 42
      +1
      Quote: Nagaibak
      Both 37 mm mortars and 50 mm company mortars were withdrawn from service due to low efficiency.

      the efficiency of the 37mm and 50mm mines was at the level of the hand grenades of that time. compare the weight of mines and the weight of the FOG for the grenade launcher
      Quote: Nagaibak
      They had a short range, calculations fell under the fire of the Germans being unable to reach the enemy.

      Try to throw a hand grenade farther than the indicated mortars. The 50mm range of the mortar blocked the normal range of small-arms combat. the small 37mm range was compensated by low weight and size data.
      Quote: Nagaibak
      And the destructive power of mines was weak. All this became clear during the fighting. Therefore, they were abandoned.

      destructive power of light fragmentation grenades? Sorry, but you didn’t mix anything up? it's not a howitzer at all.
      1. zyablik.olga
        zyablik.olga 13 July 2015 15: 16
        +3
        Quote: kashtak
        the efficiency of the 37mm and 50mm mines was at the level of the hand grenades of that time. compare the weight of mines and the weight of the FOG for the grenade launcher

        The fragmentation effect of 37 mm min is lower than that of VOG, with the fuses giving a large percentage of failures. But at 50 mm the striking effect was approximately at the level of the F-1 grenade. After the 50 mm mortars were taken out of service, a significant number of 50-mm mortar mines produced were converted into manual fragmentation grenades.

        In this case, the regular instantaneous head fuse and tail section were removed, and instead of the head fuse, the UZRG-1 fuse was screwed in, which was used in the F-1 and WP-42 manual fragmentation grenades during the war.
        Quote: kashtak
        Try to throw a hand grenade farther than the indicated mortars. The 50mm range of the mortar blocked the normal range of small-arms combat. the small 37mm range was compensated by low weight and size data.

        That's right, only you forgot about shooting accuracy. request

        Especially considering the fact that there were no sights on the shovel mortar. There was a saying about him in the Red Army: "Shoots like a shovel, digs like a mortar"
        1. kashtak
          kashtak 13 July 2015 20: 36
          +1
          I agree and guidance on intuition and the percentage of failures of fuses is too high. but I can add that the fuses failed when firing in deep snow, and there were no self-destructors then. and then grenades from grenade launchers and AGS sometimes do not explode. and there were no optics on the horn-43 or rgd-33 either. FOG has a stronger fragmentation effect due to greater complexity, with the same technical level, much would change. so here it was rather necessary to improve the design and there were opportunities for this. I don’t know why they decided to withdraw from service. maybe they just simplified the weapons system and, accordingly, the supply? but this is only a hunch.
          1. Nagaibak
            Nagaibak 14 July 2015 12: 10
            0
            kashtak "I don't know why they decided to withdraw from service. Maybe they just simplified the weapons system and, accordingly, the supply? But that's just a guess."
            Yes, because these mortars were not effective. What can I guess?))) These are farts.))) The battalion mortars 82 mm and larger were left. Removed company and shovels. Partisans by the way delivered 50 mm. Here they apparently came up.
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      2. Nagaibak
        Nagaibak 14 July 2015 12: 17
        +1
        kashtak "the destructive power of light fragmentation grenades? Sorry, but you didn't mix anything up? This is not a howitzer at all."
        Correctly not a howitzer))) but neither 82 mm nor 120 mm. This is a little thing.)))
        From the wiki ... "The elevation angle of 45 ° provided the greatest range of fire, reaching up to 800 m, and with a fully open remote crane, the angle of inclination of the barrel of 75 ° provided a minimum range of 200 m. When firing at all ranges, only one charge was used. the change in the firing range was also carried out by changing the path of the mine in the barrel in relation to the base of the barrel by moving the striker, as a result of which the volume of the chamber changed.
        The sight of a company mortar is mechanical, without optical devices.
        During the operation of the mortar, the following design flaws were identified:
        1. Great minimum range (200 m).
        2. Relatively high weight.
        3. Large dimensions, which made it difficult to disguise it.
        4. Too complicated remote crane device.
        5. The scale of the remote crane did not match the range.
        6. The outlet in the remote crane is directed downward, forward, due to which when firing the exhaust gases, hitting the ground, raised dust and thereby made the calculation difficult.
        7. Unreliable and complex mount of the sight.
        8. The swivel mechanism was not closed and, as a result, was often dirty during shooting. In addition, the horizontal and vertical levels of the sight were knocked off during the operation of the rotary mechanism. "
        And yet))) A range of 800 meters is the usual shooting range?)))
        1. kashtak
          kashtak 14 July 2015 20: 32
          0
          1) relatively large weight, relative to what? weight of 37mm-50mm mortars from 2.5 to 12 kg with a weight of 82mm mortar 64kg. 2) large dimensions, see photo above. only a pistol is smaller 3) 800m is not the usual shooting range, it is much more. most of the fights were at a distance of 200m tentatively, or if more in detail from 100 to 400-600m. for comparison, the effective range of the submachine gun is 150-200m. 4) I repeat the 37-50mm mortars are not artillery, but a means of reinforcing infantry like a machine gun or hand grenades, these are different samples for different tasks. Now this grenade, too, say fart? The remaining disadvantages are completely removable. you surprised me Andrey usually farting ends with pestles and ruzhbanchiki about ten years old.
          1. Nagaibak
            Nagaibak 15 July 2015 08: 27
            0
            kashtak "you surprised me Andrei usually the pukals end with pistils and ruzhbanchiks at the age of ten."
            It begs "Sir, your bull again surprised my cow"))) I don't understand ... Are you a fan of these weapon systems?))) Well, for God's sake))) I don't mind.)))
            "Although 50 mm mortars were the most massive system of mortar weapons in the Red Army (as of June 1, 1941, there were about 24 thousand company mortars in the troops), their value began to decline rapidly already at the beginning of the war. The range of actual fire was several hundred meters, forcing their calculation was to approach the enemy at extremely small distances, and this in turn led to the unmasking of the firing position and the rapid destruction of mortarmen, even with ordinary small arms. partisan detachments. But it happened much later, only in 82. " P.1943 Moshchansky I.B., Stalin's weapons. Failures and successes of the 72 summer-autumn campaign. M .: Kuchkovo field 1941.
            And yet ... it’s a mortar, and not a grenade launcher with which you always compare it. You by weight still compare the grenade launcher and a 12 kilogram mortar.))) I’m not writing about a shovel. Everything is clear there. Well, there were 40,6 mm mortars on Mosin rifles, and they were also abandoned. Here they can be compared with the grenade launcher. And that is purely speculative. That's all. I think that I have set forth my point of view in an accessible way, then I am not interested in procrastinating this topic. All the best.
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  6. Lopatov
    Lopatov 13 July 2015 09: 47
    +3
    Apparently, the main problem with this "mortar" is that it cannot use new ammunition of increased power
  7. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 13 July 2015 09: 54
    +4
    The biggest drawback of this mortar is the lack of bipods. Shooting "from the hand" during the battle - when a fighter is running in order to quickly take or change position - this is the same as shooting "into a white light as a pretty penny" - hands will tremble, breathing is restless - how to hold a mortar with one hand on "rear sight" ... The great advantage of a classic mortar is that it can provide a fast rate of fire with a constant or slightly shifted sight in range and direction, but this mortar cannot provide this - you need to constantly aim after each shot. Actually, I do not see much difference with an ordinary hand grenade launcher, "underbarrel".
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 13 July 2015 10: 01
      +2
      Everything is decided ...
    2. igordok
      igordok 13 July 2015 13: 06
      +2
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      The biggest drawback of this mortar is the lack of bipod.

      And in the article, it is presented as a virtue. soldier
    3. Manul
      Manul 13 July 2015 15: 24
      +2
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      The biggest drawback of this mortar is the lack of bipod

      And I wanted to say this. hi Even a slightly tired soldier will find it difficult to adjust the shot. Failure-flight-bull's-eye. A third shot is guaranteed at the target. And then all the ammunition can be laughed at, and still not get into the eye.
      Quote: Spade
      Everything is decided ...

      But in the weapons under discussion, is this not yet decided?
    4. would
      would 13 July 2015 17: 40
      0
      This is also a virtue because it allows you to reduce weight, change position very quickly. Given that they will shoot close and the ability to use ammunition with a blast in the air is a very conditional flaw.

      Actually, I do not see much difference with an ordinary hand grenade launcher, "underbarrel".


      Greater firepower, greater range of aimed fire, another trajectory, a blast in the air, not?
  8. Denimax
    Denimax 13 July 2015 10: 19
    +2
    Bipods would not hurt him. I wonder if you twist the back, is it possible to remake the mortar into a mini Carl Gustav for shooting from the shoulder?)
    Something like a bazooka caliber to me and a trigger on a pipe inspired such an idea.)
    1. karelia molot
      karelia molot 13 July 2015 11: 52
      +1
      Under the legs will fall) The ballistic trajectory, you can’t shoot hard. Yes, and why - there are borders for this ...

      In general, it seems that the Czechs came up with something, but did not come up with - why)

      It would be suitable for Ukrop saboteurs - chasing children in sandboxes. It is in their style.
      1. Massik
        Massik 13 July 2015 13: 39
        +1
        Under the legs will fall) The ballistic trajectory, you can’t shoot hard. Yes, and why - there are borders for this ...
        Develop a universal one, so that by replacing several parts he could eat both PG-16 and 58 mm mines wassat Well, you’ll think about carrying a plate, a mortar sight, bipods, mines ... But you don’t have to carry an extra mortar lol
  9. Captain45
    Captain45 13 July 2015 13: 29
    +1
    Quote: karelia-molot
    In general, it seems that the Czechs came up with something, but did not come up with - why)

    It would be suitable for Ukrop saboteurs - chasing children in sandboxes. It is in their style.

    Well, the Czechs, like dill, are not innovators in this, our "Czechs" used such a thing even in 1 RFC. An 82-mm pipe into a bag without a plate and legs, to carry it easier and straight out of the bag, will push the pipe into a small hole, press down with a foot , aiming with a bag from the hands. The accuracy of course is awful, but at night on the VOP there are 4 pieces of fire for noise and movement in the greenery. And in one village they found two 122 mm pipes, stood as support pillars in a wire fence. Gol is cunning for inventions.
  10. Dam
    Dam 13 July 2015 17: 19
    0
    Of course you need to look, but in my opinion, it is rather weak based on the caliber, and the option of guidance on the hydraulic level resembles Chinese firecrackers. Loudly, weakly and in white light as a pretty penny.
  11. cdrt
    cdrt 14 July 2015 13: 31
    0
    The Czechs invented a 60mm mortar in the Commando version for shooting "somewhere there" - a revolution in military affairs ... laughing
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 14 July 2015 14: 33
    +3
    I would never dare to sit like that near a mortar.
    Especially in the bottom photo: soldier’s knee 20 cm from the stove
    and behind her.
    We were taught to sit on the side - it’s harder to hold, but the bones will be intact,
    if the mortar jumps, and this happens on hard ground.
  13. dokusib
    dokusib 15 July 2015 02: 58
    0
    I think that the main disadvantage of mortars low accuracy multiplied by the low power of 60 mm min make this mortar a little effective. You need at least a battery of several units i.e. special forces can take with them only as a means of suppression, while regular troops have large and, accordingly, more effective calibers
  14. Kukuruzka
    Kukuruzka April 29 2017 17: 05
    0
    Therefore, are Russian policemen afraid of the development of technology? Soon mortars will be printed on the printer!