Light mortar 120 mm M74 is a light-weight weapon of infantry close support, designed for annihilation of manpower and for destroying of firing points by short fire engagements. It is particularly effective on intersected and hilly terrains, where the enemy may be hidden by a rear slope. The mortar can effectively open breaches in wire barriers or mine fields, demolish lighter fortifications and remove top soil covers over heavy bunkers. The mortar is also well suited for combat against mechanized units, by destroying their infantry. It is also suitable for making of smoke screens and for target illumination at night. The mortar is particularly suited for the mountaineer, special and airborne units, as well as for territorial defence units.