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Mortar Platoon, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, fire mortars into Musa Qala prior to British troops arriving there, 2006.

Digital photograph by Corporal Mike Fletcher, Royal Logistic Corps, Helmand Task Force Photographer, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 24 August 2006.

A Mortar Platoon team fire 81mm mortar rounds during a fire support mission. The platoon consists of four sections of two L16 81mm mortars. This weapon is capable of firing high explosive, smoke and illuminating rounds to a maximum range of 6,170 yards (5,650 metres).

From a CD of 309 images.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2006-10-3-226


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