Battlefront features US Mortar Platoon for Tour of Duty

By Polar_Bear
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Mar 25th, 2013
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Battlefront is showing off another unit for Tour of Duty. This one’s the US Mortar Platoon.

From the website:

Mortar Platoon (VUS715) includes one Command M16 Rifle team, two Mortar sections each with two M29 81mm mortars and crew, one Small three-hole base & four Medium four-hole bases.

By 1952, the M1 81mm mortar which had served US armed forces during the Second World War and into the Korean War had been superseded by the M29 81mm mortar. The M29 offered an increase in range and portability due to a reduction in weight when compared to the older M1 (42kg vs. 62kg).

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