Reply to "Mortars as individual weapons?"

TNYankee posted:

Seems like it would be a good force multiplier for initial assaults, SOF, advance teams, and so forth.  Obvious advantage is lighter weight and one man pack, but I also think the speed of deployment would be a big advantage.  Imagine laying accurate indirect fire on a 500m target as the helocopter is lifting off after the insertion.  That would be very fast and help helo survivability, IMO.

Unless you hit the helicopter with a mortar round accidentally.  Some of my IA counterparts scared one of our pilots by shooting their mortar as the chopper was coming in for a landing at our COP.

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