The Type 63 Mortar is a deployable turret featured in Battlefield Vietnam. It is a Chinese copy of the Russian PM-40 50mm mortar and its name come from the length of the barrel, 63 cm. It fires aerodynamic grenades in a steep arc to bombard targets from above without direct line of sight to the target. Usually operated by a four or five man crew, the mortar can be operated by as little as one soldier as it weighs just 12.1 kg (26.7 lbs).
|Type 63 Mortar|
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In Battlefield Vietnam, the Type 63 Mortar is issued to the NVA Engineer Kit. When set up, the user has 20 shells at his disposal, each of which has about the power and blast radius of a tank shell. It is very useful in harassing and killing enemies at long range, especially when fired near enemy control points. It can even serve as a anti-tank weapon if positioned at an angle. Just like vehicles, it can take damage from enemy fire and explodes when it's health is depleted.
The path taken by the mortar shell is less like an actual mortar and more like the high lob of a hand grenade. Visually, the shell never ascends higher than 1/3 of the way down the player's screen. It can be treated much like a fast falling tank shell.