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Why did the Americans use 60millemeter mortars during the Vietmanese war?


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October 13, 2008 8:02AM

A 60mm mortar was a super hand grenade with extra long range. Light enough to carry, and with small rounds, plenty of shells could be carried. An 81mm was very heavy to carry...and the rounds were really big and heavy...when carried by hand over long distances.