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M-5 120 mm Mortar

South African 120mm mortar

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Specifications
aa.Weapon120mm M-5 Mortar
abDescriptionThe M-5 120 mm mortar was the standard equipment of the light artillery regiment which accompanies 44 Parachute Brigade.
ac.TypeHeavy Mortar
ad.Calibre120 mm (4.72 in)
ae.Overall Length 
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew5
ai.Country of OriginIsrael
aj.AmmunitionHE, Illumination, Smoke (WP)
ak.Effective Range (HE)HE, Illumination and Smoke (WP): 6 100 m (6 671 yards), minimum 400 m (437 yards); HE Extended Distance): 10 531 m (11 517 yards), minimum 4 500 m (4 921 yards)
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE) 
ba.Feed Mechanism 
bbTraverse360º
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of Fire10 rpm (6 rpm sustained)
be.SightsNot Available
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel LengthNot Available
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.OperationManual
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
bn.Type of Breech Block 
boWeight of Breech Mechanism 
bp.Trails 
bq.Suspension System 
br.Type of Firing Mechanism 
bs.Carriage2-wheeled trailer
bt.MobilityBy 2-tonne truck, air-transportable in all SAAF transports and helicopters
bu.WheelsTire Size. 155 x 15; Tire Pressure. 1.54 Kpa
bv.Ground Clearance980 mm
bw.Axles 
bx.Brakes 
by.Wheel Span1.4 m
bz.LubricantsGrease Molykote BR 2 and Shell Alvania; Oil: SAE 30
ca.Propellant 
cb.Detonation Mechanism 
cj.Designer 
ckDesigned 
cl.Manufacturer 
cm.Produced 
cn.Variants 
co.In Service 
cp.Proliferation 
 
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