|Object type||Artillery Accessory|
|Physical description||Paint, Rope, Steel|
Royal Ordnance Factory
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Date made||c 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
3 inch Mortar Barrel Baseplate
3 inch mortar baseplate made from steel. The baseplate has a rectangular shape and has four spikes on the bottom of the plate for securing the mortar on earth. the centre of the base plate has a half ball socket for the barrel stud. The bipod has two rope handles for transportation purposes. The baseplate is painted olive drab.
The 3 inch mortar was used by the British and Australian Army during the Second World War and Korea.