4.2" Mortar Motor Carriage M2.

The layout of the mortar compartment is shown here. The mortar could be fired either while attached to the vehicle as shown in the left two images (60° elevation available) or while detatched (45-60° elevation available). The travel position of the mortar, with the baseplate attached to the vehicle vertically, is ghosted in the lower left image. (Picture from TM 9-705 Scout Cars, M3, M3A1, and 4.2 Mortar Motor Carriage, M2.)

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4.2" Mortar Motor Carriage M2.

The location of the stowed mortar is shown here, along with the two rear-facing crew seats in the rear compartment. (Picture from TM 9-705 Scout Cars, M3, M3A1, and 4.2 Mortar Motor Carriage, M2.)

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4.2" Mortar Motor Carriage M2.

Here, the mortar is ready for firing while attached to the vehicle. (Picture from TM 9-705 Scout Cars, M3, M3A1, and 4.2 Mortar Motor Carriage, M2.)

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4.2" Mortar Motor Carriage M2.

The mortar has been detached from the carrier in this picture. (Picture from TM 9-705 Scout Cars, M3, M3A1, and 4.2 Mortar Motor Carriage, M2.)

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Last updated 19 Apr 2015.
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