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M224 60mm Mortar Crewman

M224 60mm Mortar Crewman

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Published by: United States Militia on Sep 18, 2009
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07/25/2013

 
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
MARINE CORPS INSTITUTE912 POOR STREET SEWASHINGTON, DC 20391-5680
22 Mar 99THE M224 60MM MORTAR CREWMAN JOB AID1.
 
Purpose. The M224 60mm Mortar Crewman Job Aid has been published to provide step bystep procedures in boresighting, laying, firing and maintenance of the M224 60mm mortar2. Scope. This job aid is intended for use by the individual mortar man in a field environment.3. Applicability. This job aid is intended as a guide only. It has been designed for the 0341mortar man, Pvt through Sgt.4. Recommendations. Comments and recommendations on the contents of the course areinvited and will aid in subsequent course revisions.Marine Corps InstituteATTN: Support TeamWashington Navy Yard912 Poor Street SEWashington, DC 20391-5680G. WhiteLieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine CorpsDeputy Director
 
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CHAPTER 1CHARACTERISTICS, COMPONENTS, AND ASSEMBLY OFTHE M224 60MM MORTAROverview
Introduction
To be able to employ any weapon system effectively, you must know its basiccharacteristics. These include components, nomenclature, and accessories. Itis equally important that you learn how to properly assemble the componentsof the system to ensure that the system functions properly.
In ThisChapter
This chapter covers the following topics:
Topic See Page
Characteristics of the M224 Mortar1-2Basic Accessories of the M224 Mortar1-10Assembling the Bipod to the Cannon1-12Assembling the Cannon to the M7 Baseplate1-13Assembling the Cannon to the M8 Baseplate1-14Placement of the Bipod Legs in the Conventional Mode1-15
 
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Characteristics of the M224 Mortar
Characteristics
The M224 mortar is a
 
Lightweight
 
Smoothbore
 
Muzzle-loaded
 
High angle-of-fire weapon
Method of Fire
The M224 mortar can be fired in two different ways:
 
Drop fired
 
Trigger fired
Employment
The M224 mortar can be employed in two different ways:
 
Conventional
 
Hand held

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