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There is an article on mortar and proton mortar but there isn't an article on mortar launchers. I'm confused. is the article "Mortar" actually about a mortar launcher because it makes it sound like mortar is a weapon and not a kind of material used in mortar launchers. Also, the proton mortar sounds like a mortar launcher and a weapon rather than the materials used in the weapon.
There doesn't seem to be a difference between the two articles of "Mortar" and "Proton Mortar," so should they be merged? And should the article, "Mortar" be renamed "Mortar launcher" and the article "Proton mortar" be renamed "Proton mortar launcher." What really is the difference between mortar and proton mortar? Hope this is not too confusing. Cyfiero II 03:08, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
A "mortar" is a type of weapon, a type of projectile, and, most importantly, the means by which said projectiles are fired from said weapons. In short, any weapon that fires in an arc rather than by line-of-sight could be called a mortar. For example, the Imperial Heavy Repeater has a energy grenade launcher that acts as a mortar. Din's Fire 997 19:13, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
Then what's the difference between mortar and proton mortar? Cyfiero II 03:45, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
I would assume the use of protons, such as in the case of proton torpedoes. They offer a little more punch than conventional weaponry. -- Riffsyphon1024 04:05, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, but then should that not be added to the article of proton mortar? Because there's really not much difference between the article, "Proton mortar" and the artcle, "Mortar." Cyfiero II 05:38, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Well therein lies the difficulty. It probably has not be explicitly stated that it uses protons just like other proton weapons, or maybe the author intends this due to the number of existing proton weapons, but it remains unclear. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:53, 19 February 2008 (UTC)