Stokes 3-inch Trench Mortar

The Stokes 3-inch Trench Mortar became the British 3-inch mortar (and eventually the 81mm mortar). These two pamphlets give a complete description of the weapon, its ammunition and its use. Interestingly the weapon was issued with an antiaircraft sight, which begs the question as to how the mortar was elevated/traversed against a quite fast moving aerial target. Of importance in tracing the development of the mortar as opposed to the German Minenwerfer which was a more substantial and heavy piece of equipment, little suited to mobile warfare, whereas the Stokes was a more moveable object.

  • 9781847910844
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  • HMSO and US Army War College
  • 2007
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