According to the agency, the production of the M-240 began in 1951. The characteristics of the mortar are still striking: “it weighs up to 4230 kg in the stowed position, can use 130 and 228 kg ammunition, the range of a high-explosive mine - 9650 m (developed later, an active-reactive mine was capable of hitting targets at a distance of about 20 km). ”
At the start of 70, Syria received a few dozen such units. weapons. In 1973, the Israelis were able to capture about 12 mortars.
According to various sources, by 2012 there was no more than M-240 division in the government army. Mortars were used in battles near the city of Homs.