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Mortars (artillery)

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Artillery, either rifled or smoothbore, characterized by shorter barrel, lower velocity, shorter range, and higher angle of fire than howitzers or cannons; most present day models are muzzleloading. QCKDWT

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<artillery by form>

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mortar (artillery)


12yrs ago

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