Post by customairsoftweap on Aug 6, 2011 1:30:36 GMT -5
I know that some of the units have heavy support weapons such as mortars, anti-tank cannons, and even some light artillery pieces but I can't find any threads with information on them. The battlefield that I will be playing at seems like it would be perfect for setting up a mortar position to pound away at the advancing Allies. I just wanted to know how the mortars are usually made or where they are purchased from, as well as the tactics that you use when deploying mortars in airsoft. I am assuming that most of the mortars out there are "field-made", but I have found a few websites that sell them such as: MilSimLabs Soul of the Warrior Drum Works Armory
You have to exercise a lot of respect with with air powered cannons. If you build one yourself, safety is paramount.
What goes up, must come down, so the weight of any project should be very light. Unfortunately lightweight objects do not go very far, less than 800 feet.
For ammo some people love Nerf rockets ($2-$3). I use tennis balls, cheap and abundant, they weigh in around 56-60 grams. When faced with foxhole shots in wooded areas, I shoot a bee-hive round. It's a dixie cup filled with pea-stone. The stone is about the size of a pea, and falls harmlessly. The shot power when launched is scary. I can blow a hole through the tree canopy, then fire more rounds through the hole.
Mortars are deadly over open ground. If I can see the areas of cover, I can record presets from a fixed position and dial in the pressure and shot load to bombard a defensive position. Wind is a determining factor, shot goes up and shot comes down, so wind can send the projectile off course more than 100 feet.
I build my own mortars out of steel and pressure test the chambers with unregulated CO2 - 800 psi. I do not sell them, a point blank shot to the side of the head (with a tennis ball) would kill someone. My biggest fear is someone walking directly in front of the mortar.
Always have a safety meeting with the field owner and event organizor. Work out a fair balance of power between both sides so the game power is not lop sided.
2400+ guns repaired. Blacksmith & Airsoft Armorer Scratch building the big guns.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5