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'''Mortors''' are a category of indirect fire [[artillery]]. The term is used to refer to a number of weapons going back to the 15th century. The defining characteristic that they have is that they are intended to fire a projectile up on a steep angle, where it travels on a ballistic arc and then falls down on enemy positions. In modern times refers to a category of man portable tube artillery able to launch small shells. These weapons were first developed during the [[Great War]].
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'''Mortars''' are a category of indirect fire [[artillery]]. The term is used to refer to a number of weapons going back to the 15th century. The defining characteristic that they have is that they are intended to fire a projectile up on a steep angle, where it travels on a ballistic arc and then falls down on enemy positions. In modern times, a mortar is typically a piece of man-portable artillery able to launch small shells. These weapons were first developed during the [[Great War]].
  
 
== Mortors in Science Fiction ==
 
== Mortors in Science Fiction ==
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* [[James T. Kirk|Captain Kirk]] once used a mortar to launch a [[photon grenade]] at an enemy position (TOS "Arena").
  
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Revision as of 11:22, 9 April 2013

Mortars are a category of indirect fire artillery. The term is used to refer to a number of weapons going back to the 15th century. The defining characteristic that they have is that they are intended to fire a projectile up on a steep angle, where it travels on a ballistic arc and then falls down on enemy positions. In modern times, a mortar is typically a piece of man-portable artillery able to launch small shells. These weapons were first developed during the Great War.

Mortors in Science Fiction

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