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Mortar Shell HC23

A two 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 two inch mortar shell was issued to British and Commonwealth armies and saw use during WWII 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

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