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Mortar Shell HC23

A 2 inch mortar shell (light mortar) weighing 2lb 2oz (1kg) high explosive shell with an effective range of 500 yards (457m). The body of the shell is painted military green with a red band. Markings on shell 2'Mor/Mcl.3.42/lot102/gr269.

The 2 inch mortar shell was issued to British and Commonwealth armies and saw use during WW2 through to the Korean War. The mortar could fire high explosive shell or smoke illuminating shells.

date: 1940-1968


maximum dimension: 450mm


subject area: Social Science, Technology, Science


subject themes: War, Military, Army, Soldiers, Conflict


handling collection number: HC23

Mortar Shell HC23
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