Marines with India Battery, the artillery attachment for Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a 120 mm towed mortar system, called the Expeditionary Fire Support System here, May 17, during Exercise Eager Lion 12. Eager Lion 12 is taking place throughout the month of May and is designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships of more than 19 participating partner nations. This is the second major exercise for the 24th MEU who, along with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is currently deployed to the U.S Central Command area of operations as a theater security and crisis response force. Photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Fishe
In the Army, 120mm mortars are still an infantry weapon. What’s the deal with the Marines?
And I’m just guessin’, but I’d say that’s probably close to a max charge there. Lots more muzzle blast than you usually see.