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Ordnance SBML 2 inch Mortar

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Ordnance SBML 2 inch Mortar

Ordnance SBML 2 inch Mortar, commonly named just "2-inch mortar", is a British WWII light mortar. It was designed in mid-1930 and put into service in 1938. Main production versions include infantry platoon weapons Mk II, Mk II*** (with a larger baseplate), and Mk VII** (with spade-like baseplate); Mk II* and Mk VII, mounted on the Universal Carrier light armoured tracked vehicle; breech-loading Mk III, used on tanks as a smoke discharger; airborn-issued short-barreled Mk VII* and Mk VIII. 2" mortars were widely used by British and Commonwealth troops in WW2 and Korean War. It remained in service until replacing by the L9A1 mortar in late 1980s. Indian post-war version E1 is still in production and service of the Indian Army.

Note: 2 inch Mk I is a different weapon, introduced in 1918 and declared obsolete in 1919.


(1938 - ????)

Type: Light mortar

Length: 21 inches (530 mm); 14 inches (360 mm) (paratrooper versions)

Weight: 10.5 lb (4.8 kg)

Calibre: 2 inch (50.8 mm)

Effective firing range: 500 yards (460 m)

Shells: 1 lb 5 oz (0.6 kg) - 2 lb 2 oz (0.96 kg)

The Ordnance SBML 2 inch Mortar and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Decision Before Dawn M3 Smoke Mortar on M24 Chaffee tanks 1951
The Bridge on the River Kwai Jack Hawkins Major Warden 1957
Reptilicus M3 Smoke Mortar on M24 Chaffee tanks 1961
How I Won the War German soldiers Standing for leGrW 36 1967
The Bridge at Remagen M3 Smoke Mortar on M24 Chaffee tanks 1969
Now Where Did the 7th Company Get To? (Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie?) M3 Smoke Mortar on M24 Chaffee tanks 1973
The Seventh Company Has Been Found (On a retrouvé la 7ème compagnie!) M3 Smoke Mortar on M24 Chaffee tanks 1975


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Professionals John Hallam Tug Willis Mark VIII; "Lawson's Last Stand" (S05E04) 1982

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
World War II Online: Battleground Europe 2001-2012
Squad 44: Letters From The Front 2018
Call of Duty: Vanguard "MK 11 Launcher" 2021
Enlisted 2021

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