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M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62) M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
includes three metal, resin and plastic M4 81mm Armored Carriers, one Decal Sheet and one Unit card.

The M4 MMC (Mortar Motor Carriage) carries an 81mm Mortar in a specially modified halftrack, with a reinforced floor that allows the
weapon to fire from inside the vehicle. This means they’re always on hand to give indirect fire support the instant it is needed.

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The Allies have the fascists on the run in North Africa, but the fight is not over yet. The United States is the newest army to enter the war. They boast some of the best tanks in the world, backed up by well-equipped infantry, either marching to battle on foot or riding in half-tracks, and the latest deadly tank destroyers. Their troops are inexperienced, but they have trained hard and are eager to prove themselves. They will need to learn quickly, as they face a cunning and battle-hardened enemy.

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Fighting First: US Forces In North Africa 1942-43 
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62) M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)

To provide close artillery support for the US Armored Infantry there was a requirement for a halftrack to be developed to provide the mobility desired, as well as capable of carrying the M1 81mm Mortar and sufficient ammunition to support an attack or harass an enemy in defence.

The first M4 Mortar Carrier rolled off the production line in August 1941 and there were a total of 572 manufactured. They first saw action with the 1st Armored Division in North Africa in 1942.

M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62) M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62) M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)

The 81mm mortar was placed in the rear compartment of the half-track and pointed rearwards. Additional 81mm mortar bomb stowage compartments were placed behind the standard stowage boxes.

A rear door was installed on the M4, but the machine gun skate mount was retained, forcing crewmen to crawl under the skate rail if they wanted to use the rear door. The mortar was intended to be fired from the ground, except for emergency situations, so the vehicles mortar mount was very limited in traverse.

M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)  M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62) M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
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M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
Decal Sheet (x1) Metal and Resin Pieces
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62) M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)
M4 81mm Unit Card (x1)
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (UBX62)


Last Updated On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Chris at Battlefront