# How much does a 60mm mortar cost?

## How much does a 60mm mortar cost?

The M224 60 mm Lightweight Company Mortar System (LWCMS) is a smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire mortar used for close-in support of ground troops.

## What is danger close for a 60mm mortar?

within 600 meters

## What is the effective range of a 60 mm mortar?

THE MAXIMUM RANGE OF THE 60-MM MORTAR, M224 (BIPOD MOUNTED) IS 3,400 METERS AND THE MINIMUM RANGE IS 70 METERS. THE MAXIMUM RANGE WHEN FIRING, IN THE HAND-HELD MODE, IS 1,300 METERS.

## What mortar does the USMC use?

The two mortars used by the Marine Corps is the MM224A1 (60mm) and the M252 (81mm).

2,500 yards

## How much does a mortar round cost?

In addition to GPS coordinates, they use tail fins to correct in the wind and glide toward the target. That range and accuracy does come with a price tag. Each of the 35-pound GPS-guided rounds costs about $18,000 McPherson said, compared to about$2,000 for the non-precision rounds.

## What is the max range of a 60mm mortar?

The 60mm mortar has a maximum range of 3,490 meters, he said.

## What is the minimum safe distance for 60mm mortar in direct lay mode?

This allows indirect fire suppression of the enemy until the assaulting forces close to within about 50 meters (minimum safe distance). Assaulting forces can get closer to the enemy under the cover of small-caliber mortar fire than would be possible with fires from medium or heavy artillery.

## How close can a mortar shoot?

Mortars can engage targets at less than 70 meters to 9,000m from the firer’s position. Medium mortars (61-99 mm) can fire at ranges of 100 m to 5500 m, while heavy mortars (100-120 mm+) have a range of some 500 m to 9,000m.

15 meters

## What is considered danger close for artillery?

Danger close. If the forward observer or any friendly troops are within 600 meters of the impact point, to keep themselves safe, the forward observer would declare danger close in this last element.

## What is the average range of a mortar?

Mortars can engage targets at less than 70 meters to 9,000m from the firer’s position. Medium mortars (61-99 mm) can fire at ranges of 100 m to 5500 m, while heavy mortars (100-120 mm+) have a range of some 500 m to 9,000m.

2,500 yards

## How much does a 81mm mortar round cost?

The round is ballistically similar to the 81mm High Explosive (HE) and smoke cartridges. This is a training standard item used in both training and combat. Type Classification Date: September 2001. Unit cost: \$1,260 (Fiscal Year 2005)