1/2" mortars and smoke

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Ok, I have heard both sides and still cannot find in the rules.

Can 1/2" mortars fire smoke? I know if the counter mentions WP it can fire that but what about regular good cover smoke? And if it can at what strength if fired first during PrepFirePh?

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Bocko said:
Ok, I have heard both sides and still cannot find in the rules.

Can 1/2" mortars fire smoke? I know if the counter mentions WP it can fire that but what about regular good cover smoke? And if it can at what strength if fired first during PrepFirePh?

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Depends on if they have a Smoke depletion number (as in "S8" for example) on the counter (usually on the back unless the counter had a limbered side to it).

If it has a depletion number, it can. Otherwise, it can't.

Note that German 50mm mortars and US 60mm mortars do not have smoke depletion numbers. The 60 has a WP number in '45 (if memory serves....)

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Smoke, like any other special ammo, would be listed on the back of the counter-even a 1/2" counter. I think the Japanese Type 89 is the only SW Mortar that can fire Smoke (it has a depletion # of 7). A few can fire WP. Check the Chapter H notes for that particular Mortar to be sure. Otherwise, no Smoke.
 

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Chas Argent said:
I think the Japanese Type 89 is the only SW Mortar that can fire Smoke (it has a depletion # of 7).

The Brit 2" (in both its incarnations) has s7. And people moan about its crap range and crap ROF. Sigh :?
 
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