Mech Mortar/8

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Mech Mortar/8
Production information
Type Missile[1]
Tech Base Inner Sphere Advanced Technology
Year Availability 2531[2]
Technical specifications
Heat 10
Damage 2/shell (varies by ammo type)
Minimum Range 6[3]
Short Range 1-7
Medium Range 8-14
Long Range 15-21
Tons Inner Sphere: 10
Clan: 5
Critical Slots Inner Sphere: 5
Clan: 3
Ammo Per Ton 4
Cost (unloaded) 70,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) 10,000
BV (2.0) Inner Sphere:50 (launcher)/6 (ammo)[4]
Clan:114 (launcher)/14 (ammo)[5]


The largest Mech Mortar ever produced, the Mech Mortar/8 fires more shells than any other Mech Mortar. Based on the weapon used by infantry for centuries, it fires several small shells in a high arc that falls onto the target. Though the Mech Mortar was created by the Terran Hegemony, by the time of the Succession Wars it had been relegated to history. It has been replaced in most military forces by the LRM-20, which offers more than twice the salvo size, 50% more ammunition per ton, and is easier to aim.[6]

With the reintroduction of the Anti-Missile System, engineers revived the Mech Mortar concept. The munitions used by the mortars, though often possessing limited guidance packages, weren't destroyed by AMS systems in tests.


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  1. Tactical Operations, p. 408
  2. Tactical Operations, p. 324
  3. Tactical Operations, p. 408
  4. Tactical Operations, p. 382
  5. Tactical Operations, p. 385
  6. Tactical Operations, p. 324: The Mech Mortar gets a +3 to hit modifier when fired directly; Fired indirectly without a spotter it gets a +2 modifier.