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Hello, Everyone.I recently got this Mortar Shell from an estate sale in Israel/Palestine. I have been trying to figure out what country could had used it. Any ideas? I am guessing Jordan, maybe?

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The 60mm is not a very common mortar caliber -- the biggest user was the US, particularly the WWII-era M2 and M19 mortars. Not sure if the UK used this. I'm sure a few made their way to the Middle East, including (possibly) Jordan, Saudi Arabia, etc. Yugoslavia also made a 60mm mortar (M57), not sure if any made their way to the Middle East.

Chris

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Could very well be a Yugo. Shell, we supplied a lot of weapons/tanks etc. to some of the Arab states.

the Tip of the shell looks like it is missing.

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Lion,

The Arabic reads,

60mm Mortar

Sh - F - T

63/1 - 81/9

Regards,

Owain

Thank you Owain for the translation. :)

Thanks for posting!

The 60mm is not a very common mortar caliber -- the biggest user was the US, particularly the WWII-era M2 and M19 mortars. Not sure if the UK used this. I'm sure a few made their way to the Middle East, including (possibly) Jordan, Saudi Arabia, etc. Yugoslavia also made a 60mm mortar (M57), not sure if any made their way to the Middle East.

Chris

Thank you for that, Here I was thinking that it was a western made.

Could very well be a Yugo. Shell, we supplied a lot of weapons/tanks etc. to some of the Arab states.

the Tip of the shell looks like it is missing.

Well, I know that Yugoslavia was close to both Syria and Egypt.

I am guessing 1960s? or 1970s?

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Thanks for posting!

The 60mm is not a very common mortar caliber -- the biggest user was the US, particularly the WWII-era M2 and M19 mortars. Not sure if the UK used this. I'm sure a few made their way to the Middle East, including (possibly) Jordan, Saudi Arabia, etc. Yugoslavia also made a 60mm mortar (M57), not sure if any made their way to the Middle East.

Chris

I think you maybe on to something

oes not seem to correspond with either Yugo or US 60mm rounds......

I found this and it seen to be a match.

http://www.jcmilitaria.com/display_image.asp?ID=7386

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It could also be a modified shell from any of those producers, honestly I don't know enough about weapons to say if it is or isn't but Yugoslavia did supply a lot of weapons and could very much be a possibility, they had 60mm Yugo. shells, but all of these that I have seen are listed in Cyrillic letters or equivalent and I believe if they are headed for export they are marked as such.

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Hi, these were also used in Lebanon during the 1975-1990 war. I have a similar one. It was used by Palestinian factions who some were supplied by Yugoslavia at that time. Moreover, Syrian forces also had it.

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