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This publication prescribes guidance for leaders and crewmen of mortar squads and platoons. It is concerned with the problems of mortar crew training. It presents practical solutions to assist in the timely delivery of accurate mortar fires but does not discuss all possible situations. Local requirements may dictate minor variations from the methods and techniques described herein. However, principles should not be violated by modification of techniques and methods.

The scope of this publication includes mortar crew training at squad and section levels. The 60-mm mortar, M224; 81-mm mortar, M29A1; 81-mm mortar, M252; 4.2-inch (107-mm) mortar, M30; and 120-mm mortar, M120, are discussed herein to include nomenclature, sighting, equipment, characteristics, capabilities, ammunition, and maintenance.

Note: For clarity and simplicity, the artwork in this manual does not show soldiers in BDUs. The words and required art detail cannot be seen due to the camouflage on BDUs.

The provisions of this publication are the subject of international agreements:

QSTAG 900 Characteristics of a Multirole Mortar Fuze (Edition One)
STANAG 2321 NATO Code of Colors for the Identification of Ammunition (Except Ammunition of a Caliber Below 22 millimeters)

The proponent of this manual is HQ TRADOC. Submit changes for improving this publication on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) and forward it to US Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-INB-O, Fort Benning, GA 31905-5594.

Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are included.

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