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    In the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum ( Aberdeen, MD) there is a 75 mm mortar, that was tested by the U.S. but not adopted. It looks like WWI. It has wheels. It is said to have been able to fire down hill. It is said that the Germans copied it in the "Wurfer 41105 mode". I can mail you a photo if you want it. The museum could not answer my questions. I will appreciate it if you can.

    Questions:
    1) When did the U.S. test it and the Germans copy it?
    2) How is it that a mortar can fire "downhill"?
    3) Can you give me information about "Wurfer 41105 mode"?
    4) Do you have pictures of "Wurfer 41105 mode"?



    Thank you very much.

    Charles W. Maus

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    Hi Charles, welcome to the forum.

    Sorry I cannot answer your question either. But I wanted you to know that your question has not been ignored. I did a search which came up blank.

    I do not understand the "fire downhill" statement either?

    You can add a photo to your post with ease. If you reply to this post you will see a tab below the message box which reads "Manage attachments" from there you can browse your PC and upload the pic to your post.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Ade , I am assuming the firing downhill reference would mean the mortar bomb could held at the base of the tube rather than sliding back out to the muzzle when tilted downwards?
    Its odd thought because obviously the mortar uses its trajectory to drop rounds onto a target rather than being fired directly at it.
    The Soviets had/have a 120mm breech-loading mortar though.

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    Hi Bob, nice to see you have joined the forum

    Cheers, Ade.

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