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Fire direction system for 120 mm mortar M120?
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
Whats the designation of the fire control/data(?) system.

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3220932/mortars-thunder-down-fire-real-thaw

It´s hidden here under a canvas cover.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:22 PM UTC
At first I guessed it could be the M150/M151 Mortar Fire Control System (as seen on the bottom right of the picture below) :



Full size

https://ndiastorage.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/ndia/2009/gunmissile/7938tillinghasttuesday.pdf

But after a closer look, I realized the hidden device in the picture was much smaller and fitted to the tube itself, not laid on the ground....

Here it is :





It's a Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator TALIN 3000 manufactured by Honeywell Aerospace.


H.P.
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 12:32 AM UTC
Hi Frenchy,
Excellent! That what I need for my MR Modellbau/SKP kitbash.
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC
Here are the dimensions I found for it (excluding flanges & connectors)

Approx. 14 H x 19 W x 22 L cm

H.P.
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
Thanks!