M125A2 MORTAR CARRIER
This earner is designed to carry an 81-mm mortar cannon. The mortar can be fired
from a turntable mounted in the earner, or from a ground baseplate. The carrier has
a crew of six, including the driver. The M125A2s capabilities and features are:
l It travels easily over rough terrain.
l It fords water up to 40 inches deep.
l It can move at high speeds on improved roads and highways.
l It is air transportable and can be dropped by parachute to troops in the field.
l It has an enlarged three-piece firing hatch. This permits the mortar to be fired a
full 360 degrees.
l It has a cupola with a caliber .50 machine gun.
l It is propelled and steered on land and in water by tracks.
l It has M17 periscopes around the drivers and commanders hatches for vision
when buttoned up.
l It has an M19 periscope stowed near the driver. The periscope can be installed in
the drivers hatch to provide night vision under blackout conditions.
l It can be equipped to carry a NBC (gas particulate filter) unit, drivers windshield
kit, engine coolant kit, and personnel heater kit (for cold weather operation).
Operating procedures peculiar to the M125A2 Mortar Carrier are covered in
The operation of the 81-mm Mortar, M29A1, used on the M125A2 Carrier, is
covered in TM 9-1015-200-10.