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The talk about mortars got me thinking: How much could a mortar round potentially drift off course due to strong winds? Are we talking 10s of meters? 50? A hundred or more? FIgure a shot at half range for an 81.

If the wind strength is around 50 kph plus we don’t fire at all during training. They could end up anywhere at all within reason*

As Australia doesn’t send artillery to war zones (for some weird reason we don’t send artillery or tanks to a war zone, as it is very war like and might upset people) I have never actually fired a shot in anger to know if we would fire in high winds in a combat zone.

Thus I can’t give a good anwer to this question.

*reason being combination of where ever the wind forces it and the charge fired .