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“Lobs explosive shells high into the air to destroy enemy defenders from long range.”

The mle 27/31 Heavy Field Mortar is a level 5 standard Mortar Infantry unit unlocked in the Atomic Age. Its predecessor is Field Mortar and can be upgraded to the Elite Field Mortar.

Historical Description[]

The French engineer Edgar William Brandt improved on the WW 1-era Stokes Trench Mortar with the mle 27/31, released in 1927 and updated four years later. This model was widely used in WW2 by first the French, then the Germans who produced it in a number of occupied territories. It ended up being the basis for many future designs like the 1935 American 81mm M1, which saw action in WW2 and Korean War. Both of these models weighed well over 100 pounds when put together but were still considered light enough to be carried - in a few parts - by infantrymen.

Historical Description in Dominations:

A mortar is a weapon that fires bombs or shells in a high arc, allowing for indirect fire over obstacles like walls. Early incarnations of mortars were ponderous, difficult to transport, and used primarily in siege warfare. As a response to the stalemate in the Western Front during World War I, Englishman Sir Wilfred Stokes developed the first man-portable tactical mortar that bears his name, the Stokes Trench Mortar. This weapon was more effective than conventional artillery at bombarding trenches, and was particularly useful for killing enemy infantry. Trenches were often dug in zig-zag fashion to minimize the effects of a direct hit on a single segment of the line.

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