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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 21:01 pm 
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Hi sorry if this has been asked before but i cannot find anything on here.

Can anyone send me the width and length of the 60 & 81mm mortar round carboard containers and possibly there markings please?

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Tried to ask this one about bazooka tubes, the stampede was amazing :|


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lol looks like were stuck in the sand then :roll:


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I will wait for Beltring, only around the corner. :wink:


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First port of call would be TM9-1901 Artillery Ammunition (29 June 1944) which is usually available online.
Packaging, and markings of such, is detailed there.

60mm Mortar ammo came in tubes within tubes. There is a thread on here regards the larger tubes which shows a photo I posted of the cloverleaves with markings. IIRC the same thread has some cloverleaves offered for sale by Avenger, complete with at least one retaining rod which I believe are still available. They would give you the basic length and diameter of the larger tubes.
Jonheyworth is mentioned there as having the details for the inner and outer tubes for his repro ones, hopefully a PM to him would turn some info up.

Additional manuals downloadable online are TM9-1900 Ammunition, General 1945, and TM9-1904 Ammunition, Inspection 1944. These cover other aspects of the use, storage and transport of ammunition and fuses including both 60mm and 81mm ammunition.

Hope that's of use,
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Sam,

I have an original 60mm individual tube. I'll take some measurements tonight.

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Specifications and tech drawings for the current 81mm fibre tubes are on pages 13 and 14 of THIS .pdf.

TM Downloads in .pdf format, which I forgot to link earlier:

TM9-1900 Ammunition, General Jun 1945 (15Mb)
TM 9-1901 Artillery Ammunition Jun 1944 (82Mb)
TM 9-1904 Ammunition Inspection Guide Mar 1944 (35Mb)

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Sam,

The tube is made of three sections, upper, lower and inner sleeve.

Tube overall length: 10 1/2"
Tube width: 2 13/16"
Lower section: 7 1/4" long, 2 5/8" ID
Upper section: 3 1/4" long, 2 5/8" ID
Inner sleeve: 9" long, 2 5/8" OD, 2 3/8" ID

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Cheers Chris and Paul, great help :wink:


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I have an original copy of ammuntion general 1945. Anyone have a bazooka tube.


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Somebody planning on making 60mm tubes..?????.................. :?: will need 20 or 30.... :shock:

IF SO YES PLEASE !!!! for my new 60mm Mortar Jeep project.

Tim (Avenger) thanks...i have secured that 60mm off of Andy.....i appreciate the heads up on it.I owe you one

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Chris i have a Bazooka Tube...

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Lloyd is the bazooka tube diameter the same as the grenade tubes, if so then i only need the lengths of the inner and outer tubes. What is stamped on the ends of the metal caps, hopefully not pringles :lol: Did you get my PMs the other day, if not i have a feeling that stuff is going to my outbox and not being sent, let me know.


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The endcaps for HE rockets should be embossed CONTAINER M87 if my notes are correct.

Contents, lot number, date etc. would be printed on in white.

All the best,
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60mm= 2.36", these numbers should be familiar :twisted:


Still seeking 60mm mortar :(

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Hi Taller ...congrats on the promotion mate...well done.

Johnno..do you still have the blueprints to make mortar tubes ?

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