armored personnel carrier

armored personnel carrier

M106 Mortar Carrier

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M106 Mortar Carrier based on the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier and armed with a M30 4.2 inch (107mm) mortar. M106 (XM106/) was a self-propelled mortar carrier which mounted an 107 mm (4.2 inch) M30 mortar which could fire through a large, circular roof hatch in the hull rear or from the ground. The XM106 was originally known as the T257E1 before the U.S. Army changed their designation system. At least two versions: M106A1: M106 with diesel engine; M106A2: M106A1 with M113A2 improvements. The M30 107 mm (4.2 inch Mortar) heavy mortar was an American rifled, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to infantry units. The M30 system weighs 305 kg including the complete mortar with a welded steel rotator, M24A1 base plate and M53 sight. The M30 entered service with the US Army in 1951, replacing the previous M2 107 mm mortar. Maximum range was 6,800 m (7,400 yd).