the Mk 2 Mod o 81mm mortar and Browning gun piggyback mortar

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Hi all,
Looking for a description of how this weapon was loaded and operated, seeing as how mortars on vehicles are trending these days.
 

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It does mention a breech mechanism in some of the photos.

Sure. The breech is still the back end of the tube. In this case, there's a retractable firing pin and a trigger to fire the mortar in direct-fire/trigger-fired mode. (And I hope some sort of retention mechanism so the bomb wouldn't slide forward in direct-fire use.) You can see it being muzzle loaded in these images.



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