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Grahf

Please fix knee mortars

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7th March 2004

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#1 14 years ago

Are knee mortars fixed???? Ya know, do they actually fire historically now instead of propped up against the knee (which was about as realistic as an urban legend)???? Are they actually USEFUL and EASIER TO SHOOT ACCURATELY??? Do they actually damage soft targets???? The Type 10 and Type 89 "knee mortars" were among the most effective infantry weapons in the Japanese arsenal. They were lightweight and easy to carry, being strapped to the knee (which caused the confusion among US soldiers who misunderstood the Japanese terms "knee mortar" which only referred to the way it was carried NOT the way it was fired)....and in many cases, the ever-practical Japanese infantry would often have soldiers carrying a standard Arisaka rifle with a "knee mortar" strapped to the knee. A great deal of US infantry casualties in the Pacifc theater were caused by "knee mortars" and Allied soldiers learned to fear and respect the weapons; often when they were found on dead Japanese troops, they were not only taken as prizes but employed in combat by the Allied troops themselves (particularly the Australians). GD-USE.gif The "knee mortars" were so effective due to sheer simplicity...they were extremely easy to use and fire accurately and even someone who had no prior training with the weapon could quickly learn to fire it accurately and effectively. The knee mortars could fire either their own ordinance specific to the weapon, or they could fire standard Japanese grenades. The ordinance was placed into the tube, and then the mortar was aimed. Ranging was done by adjusting a small ring at the bottom of the barrel which adjusted how much gas escaped when it was fired. The mortar was trigger fired. It could be reloaded, aimed, fired, and reloaded again extremely quickly.




Who_Flung_Poo?

No I don't know who did.

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4th November 2003

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#2 14 years ago

I hope they are fixed. On Wake I sat on the beached destroyer trying to kill the enemies on the flag. After being killed several times and many, many, many shots I managed to kill a grand total of 1 enemy. I would actually risk being shot just to see where my shell hit and watched as the shell hit with in a few feet of the enemy and not kill him. Another problem is it's accuracy, it's hard enough to use with out it being so damn inaccurate.




terminal-strike

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#3 14 years ago

Yea i always get shot or the person moved before I have it targeted to actually kill them.




MR.X`

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#4 14 years ago

thats a matter of skill. with practice, you can kill from a good range...




ww2freak

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#5 14 years ago

That knee-mortar could really balance the pacific maps; japs are always so underpowered...




D-Fens

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#6 14 years ago

The knee mortar should belong to the assault class since the japanese get no rifle nades