What is a mine thrower?

What is a mine thrower?

Minenwerfer (“mine launcher” or “mine thrower”) is the German name for a class of short range mine shell launching mortars used extensively during the First World War by the Imperial German Army.

Who invented the Minenwerfer?

7.58 cm Minenwerfer

7.58 cm Minenwerfer a.A.
Designer Rheinmetall
Designed 1909
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Variants n.A.

What is a Minenwerfer in ww1?

In the First World War, German minenwerfer (mine throwers or trench mortars) were used as infantry weapons and not part of the artillery. They could be disassembled into more easily-carried loads and set up in a narrow trench.

How do you get the mine thrower in re4?

You can buy the Mine Thrower from The Merchant for 28,000 PTAS in Chapter 3: Part 1. You can also attach the Scope (Mine Thrower) to it.

What did trench mortars do to soldiers?

Mortars were among the very first gunpowder weapons, lobbing projectiles in arcs to fall down upon the enemy, as catapults and trebuchets did. This meant the gunners could hit targets who were out of sight and protected by terrain or defenses from the firepower of cannons and handguns.

Who invented mortars in ww1?

(later Sir Wilfred) Stokes
The progenitor of most present-day mortars is the Stokes mortar, designed in January 1915 by British weapons designer F.W.C. (later Sir Wilfred) Stokes and used in World War I. The Stokes mortar was portable, weighing 49 kg (108 pounds).

How far can a mortar fire?

Generally speaking, medium mortars can fire at ranges of 100 m to 5500 m, while heavy mortars have a range of some 500 m to 7,000 m (Gander & Hogg, 1993; Isby, 1988). Mortars are found in the inventories of almost all state armed forces, and a majority of larger non-state armed groups.

Why were most dead and wounded soldiers left in no man’s land?

A soldier wounded in no-man’s land would be left until it was safe to bring him back to his trench, usually at nightfall. Sadly, some soldiers died because they could not be reached soon enough. Sickness was also a major cause of casualty, and in some areas, more than 50 percent of deaths were due to disease.

What did mortars do to soldiers?

A mortar is an artillery weapon which fires explosive shells. The shells are known as (mortar) bombs. They are fired at targets which are close, as mortars do not have long range. It has a short barrel which fires the mortar bomb at a low speed high into the air to reach its target.