Accession Number : AD0848844

Title :   Mortar Aerial Delivery System (MAD).

Corporate Author : ARMY COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS COMMAND SAN FRANCISCO CALIF 96375 LIAISON DETACHMENT

Report Date : 09 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The MAD system has the capability of augmenting existing methods of landing zone preparation, conduct of offensive fires, and can be employed against prepared positions and troop concentrations. It is a versatile system which, when effectively employed, can deliver rapid, accurate ordnance on likely areas of withdrawal, avenues of approach, and can supplement harrassing and interdiction fires in conjunction with ground operations. It is emphasized that this system in no way duplicates or parallels the prestrike, landing zone preparation or close air support missions of the USAF. The system is designed to provide the ground commander with a rapid limited ordnance delivery capability in support of personnel engaged with the enemy. The standard 81mm mortar round, high explosive, is normally delivered with this system, however the division has also conducted some tests with the 4.2 inch mortar round.

Descriptors :   (*MORTAR AMMUNITION, *AIRCRAFT AMMUNITION), (*BOMBING, MORTAR AMMUNITION), ARMY OPERATIONS, TACTICAL BOMBING, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, CLOSE SUPPORT, HELICOPTERS, RELEASE MECHANISMS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Aerial Bombs
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE