Mk.10 Hedgehog mortar

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Description

The Hedgehog mortar is an anti-submarine weapon developed by the Royal Navy during World War 2. The weapon consists of 24 spigot projectiles that are fired from a mortar launcher, ahead of the ship. It is mounted on destroyer escorts or corvettes alongside conventional depth charges.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • The mortar fires on an high angle, which means it can reach hidden targets behind obstacles that block your guns
  • Increased range compared to conventional depth charges.
  • Can also obliterate enemy ships if it lands on the decks, dealing heavy damage.

Cons:

  • Due to the high angle of fire, it has a curved trajectory and thus it takes a short while to hit the water.
  • The mortar is fixed in position, which means it cannot traverse horizontally or vertically.
  • The mortar is inaccurate: spigot projectiles spread out on a large area. Several projectiles are needed to secure a hit.

History

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See also

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Naval depth charges
USA  7.2 in T37 · Mk.6 · Mk.6 mortar · K-gun Mk.9
Germany  WBD · WBF · WBG
Foreign:  BB-1 (USSR) · Mk.6 (USA) · Type 95 (Japan)
USSR  BB-1 · BM-1 · RBM mortar
Britain  Limbo mortar · Mk.10 Hedgehog mortar · Mk.VII · Y-gun Mk.VII
Foreign:  Mk.6 mortar (USA)
Japan  Type 95
Foreign:  Mk.6 mortar (USA) · Mk.9 (USA) · Mk.10 Hedgehog (Britain)
Italy  B TG · B TG 100