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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:29 am 
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Amongst my 60mm Brandt mortar stuff i have this second baseplate. I was told it was one for use by the Airborne. I guess that due to its smaller size that is credible, although i have never seen a picture of one before. However, unless on a hard surface surely after a couple of shots the thing would be sinking into the ground.

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Has anybody come across one of these before? it is WW2 or later?

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Tim


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Hi Tim

Its the M1 base plate for the M19 60mm Mortar, a late war modification of the M2 60mm Mortar.

The M19 was a trigger fired Mortar the M2 was drop fired. Possibly around in 1945 and onwards. When used with this baseplate it was not as Accurate.

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Thanks for that.

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