3 inch Mortar Barrel Baseplate

Accession Number REL/19623.003
Collection type Technology
Object type Artillery Accessory
Physical description Paint, Rope, Steel
Maker Royal Ordnance Factory
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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.

History / Summary

The 3 inch mortar was used by the British and Australian Army during the Second World War and Korea.

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