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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]].
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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. Their defining characteristic is that they fire a projectile up at a steep angle, where it travels in a ballistic arc and then falls on enemy positions.
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While early mortars were as large as [[cannon]]s, a modern mortar is typically a man-portable weapon that launches small shells. These weapons were first developed during the [[Great War]].
  
 
== Mortors in Science Fiction ==
 
== Mortors in Science Fiction ==

Latest revision as of 13:32, 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. Their defining characteristic is that they fire a projectile up at a steep angle, where it travels in a ballistic arc and then falls on enemy positions.

While early mortars were as large as cannons, a modern mortar is typically a man-portable weapon that launches small shells. These weapons were first developed during the Great War.

Mortors in Science Fiction

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