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WW2 US Army mortar pit
« on: November 06, 2015, 03:12:37 AM »
I photographed this superb reconstruction of a WW2 mortar pit at this year's Tankfest. Incredible attention to detail!
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Re: WW2 US Army mortar pit
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 07:46:13 AM »
Great details and the small items are what really bring this mortar pit to life...

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Re: WW2 US Army mortar pit
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 11:12:53 AM »
Sandbags are better, a pit fills with water.  ;)



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Re: WW2 US Army mortar pit
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 04:43:47 PM »
Sandbags are better, a pit fills with water.  ;)



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Re: WW2 US Army mortar pit
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2015, 09:51:56 AM »
Sandbags are better, a pit fills with water.  ;)



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Yep, it's far easier filling sand bags with a small GI folding shovel than digging a big hole in the ground.  ;)



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Re: WW2 US Army mortar pit
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 07:11:25 PM »
As a former 11C, not bad at all....

Although that Squad Leader would feel my wrath for all that "unsecured equipment" lying all over the place!

Did they have aiming poles out as well? 
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Re: WW2 US Army mortar pit
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 12:06:56 AM »
As a former 11C, not bad at all....

Although that Squad Leader would feel my wrath for all that "unsecured equipment" lying all over the place!

Did they have aiming poles out as well?

Yes...there was a stack of red/white poles, off camera!
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Re: WW2 US Army mortar pit
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2015, 01:33:46 AM »
One of the better reenactments I did as part of the 82nd Airborne Division Museum's Living History Detachment (LHD) was at the Celebrate Freedom Airshow in November 2005; I always setup the Museum's M2 60mm Mortar & during the course of the weekend, conducted classes for my fellow reenactors on how to do crew drills & properly setup the gun, take it "out of action," and set it up during a react to contact or "hipshoot" - ended up that we got a good audience from the folks attending the airshow & everyone had a great time!
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