German Mortars?

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German Mortars?

Post by rahnie440 » 04 Apr 2004 20:06

What types of mortars did German soldiers use in WWII?

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Post by rahnie440 » 05 Apr 2004 22:35

What were more of the common ones used? Also, if someone knows the mortar thats used in Wolfenstein that also would be great.

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Post by Eden Zhang » 06 Apr 2004 09:33

rahnie440 wrote:What were more of the common ones used? Also, if someone knows the mortar thats used in Wolfenstein that also would be great.

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The tesla gun? :)

Are you referring to Return to Castle Wolfenstein on PC or Xbox?

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Post by rahnie440 » 06 Apr 2004 18:58

Im referring to Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory on the PC. When you play as a soldat you can use a mortar. I was wondering what this was called since it doesn't name it.

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Post by Dr Zhivago » 08 Apr 2004 12:49

rahnie440 wrote:Im referring to Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory on the PC. When you play as a soldat you can use a mortar. I was wondering what this was called since it doesn't name it.


Quick Google search gives this result...
http://www.google.fi/search?hl=fi&ie=UT ... mortar&lr=

and first site says...
http://wolf.dehn.net/et-weapons.php
Man Portable mortar most likely a Vickers 1.75-inch 'toffee apple' mortar. Available to Allied & Axis Soldier Classes
Toffee mortar was first used at ww1... 8O
http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/mortars.htm

Couldnt find more info from this mortar :( and Vickers Photographic page is down too... :|
http://www.dockmuseum.org.uk:8180/barro ... exCats.htm

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Post by K-9 » 08 Apr 2004 17:56

rahnie440 wrote:Im referring to Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory on the PC. When you play as a soldat you can use a mortar. I was wondering what this was called since it doesn't name it.


It's a french Brandt Mortar.
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Just read the game's help files:
81mm Morser / 3 Inch Mortar
Both Axis and Allies use variants of the French Brandt 81mm/3 Inch Mortar design. To use the Mortar, hit your Alt Fire Key (Z). Once the Mortar is readied, a Mortar round can be fired by pressing Fire. The elevation (range) and azimuth (lateral direction) of the Mortar can be adjusted by moving the mouse using the crosshairs as a guide. The lower the angle of elevation, the further the Mortar will fire. You can observe your fall of shot either by line of sight or by looking at your Command Map (G). Field Ops may designate targets for your Mortar as they call in Artillery Strikes. A targeting reticule will appear on your Command Map and in your Mortar sights. You can then aim for the reticle, in the knowledge that your Mortar rounds will be falling on the correct bearing, although you may still have to adjust elevation.

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Post by rahnie440 » 08 Apr 2004 18:09

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