NATO Operation Strikeback. British Limbo Mortar Depth Charge launcher. Triple barrelled; semiautomatic bomb loading
Europe Date:1957 Duration:1 min 1 sec Sound:NO SOUND
NATO, SACLANT Operation Strikeback. Demonstration of the British Limbo Mortar in operation from ship underway at sea. View of mortar firing bombs. The mortar employs three barrels. Crewman seen operating position control lever which has positions: "Stow; Load; Tram;Standby; Off." When crewman places lever in "load" position, the barrels move to horizontal position, aligned with loading tubes, and 400 lb depth charge bombs are loaded by a semiautomatic chain ramming system.
The crew then fires the bombs and large explosions are seen in the water.
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