60mm M70 Yugoslavian Commando Mortar
60mm MINOBACAČ M70
Yugoslavian 60mm M70 “Commando” Mortar
The M70 was marketed by YUGOIMPORT based in Belgrade. It is a hand held light mortar used by Commandos and insurgents world-wide. It uses the same ammunition as the older 60mm M57. These rounds are the M67 and M73. Unlike the M57 mortar the M70 is a trigger or trip-fired mortar not drop fired. The base plate is very small and rectangular in shape with a welded on socket. The mortar has a canvas hand-grip around the barrel to compensate for the heat of firing. The sight is a simple vile level and rifle like “iron sight”. The mortar-man can also use a cord tied to the sight mount marked with knots to represent the tube elevation for various ranges. This cord, hanging down from the sight-mount indicates the correct elevation when the knot corresponding to that elevation is on the ground.
The 60mm M70s in the Lovett Collection are de-militarized to BATF specifications.
Chinese 60mm Round frequently used with the M70 Mortars
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