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Based off of research into antimatter weaponry and named after the ancestor of all explosive siege weaponry, the TL-25 "Mortar" is a battleship-scale artillery weapon that is commonly found on battleships and dreadnoughts throughout Sirius. The weapon contains a cryogenics package that condenses and supercools hydrogen around a fullerened antimatter payload into a supercooled "slug" of antimatter-doped hydrogen ice. The projectile is then sent down a barrel containing a number of graviton-generating toroids, which, at the cost of a significant amount of power, attract and repel it in sequence like a gauss gun, imparting a minimum of heat on the outer layers of hydrogen ice while accelerating it to an effective velocity.

The unquestionable superiority of the Mortar in capital warfare for long-range engagements compared to the relatively close-quarters plasma projectors used in Cerberus-type turrets, combined with the efficiency of a primarily energy-based weapon in a battle of attrition in contrast to conventional torpedoes, resulted in variants of the weapon being developed for cruisers and later battlecruisers, as well as a higher-input, higher-output version commonly known as the "Heavy Mortar". Regardless of the variant, the success of the Mortar ensured that the family of weapons would be seen on just about every warship in Sirius for centuries to come.


Nickname: mortar
Price: $10,840,000 Credits
Weapon Type: Neutral
Hull Damage: 200,000
Shield Damage: 100,000
Energy Damage: 0
Gun Hitpoints: 170000
Has Forced Orientation: No
Volume: 5.0
Requires Ammo: No
Is Dumbfire Projectile: Yes
Projectile Lifetime: 7 Seconds
Projectile Speed: 700 m/s
Range: 4750 m
Refire Rate: 0.20


Carrier Warwick$10,840,000New LondonBretonia Armed ForcesD6
Fort Winchester$10,840,000ManchesterBretonia Armed Forces GuardC5
Battleship Harlow$10,840,000ManchesterBretonia Armed ForcesB4
Aland Shipyard$10,840,000Omega-3BMMF3
Freeport 6$10,840,000Tau-29ZonersD6
Battleship Schwerin$10,840,000MunichRheinland MilitaryG2 (1k above plane)
Sesan Base$10,840,000Sigma-21WildF7
Kaarst Drydock$10,840,000Omega-55WildH2 (3k above plane)
Jakarta Orbital Colony$10,840,000Tau-44Independent Miners GuildB2
Carrier Hades$10,840,000Tau-31Crayter RepublicG3
Singapore Shipyard$10,840,000Tau-44Independent Miners GuildB2
Wolfsburg Shipyard$10,840,000Omega-54Red Hessian GuardF3 (2k above plane)
Niigata Star City$10,840,000Sigma-59Gas Miners GuildB4
Durban Station$10,840,000Omicron RhoThe CoreF7
Alabama Shipyard$10,840,000Omicron RhoThe CoreC5
Corfu Base$10,840,000Omicron ThetaZonersC4
Livadia Shipyard$10,840,000Omicron KappaZoner GuardC1
Mykolaiv Research Station$10,840,000Omega-52Coalition MilitaryH3
Sevastopol Depot$10,840,000Omega-52Coalition MilitaryD3
Planet Pygar$10,840,000Omicron ThetaZonersC4
Antikythera Shipyard$10,840,000???CorsairsG2
Mito Shipyards$10,840,000ChugokuBlood Dragon GuardB2
Valetta Shipyard$10,840,000Omicron AlphaOutcastsC5
Tripoli Shipyard$10,840,000Omicron GammaCorsairsD6
Venice Shipyard$10,840,000Omicron TauOutcastsH4
Corsica Outer Sanctum$10,840,000Omicron PhiOutcast GuardD4 (4k above plane)
Bastia Station$10,840,000Omicron PhiOutcast GuardD6
Rhodes Shipyard$10,840,000Omicron GammaCorsair GuardF5
Syros Shipyard$10,840,000Omicron XiCorsairsC5
Fort Leniex$10,840,000VespucciHellfire LegionG4 (21k above plane)
Sabah Shipyard$10,840,000CoronadoCrayter RepublicD2
Pecos, New Hope$10,840,000CoronadoCrayter RepublicG6
Pueblo Bonito$10,840,000BaffinZoner GuardA2 (5k above plane)
Heaven's Gate$10,840,000TohokuWildD4 (1k above plane)
Kure Shipyard$10,840,000New TokyoKusari Naval Forces GuardC3
Norfolk Shipyard$10,840,000New YorkLiberty NavyF5
Juneau Shipyard$10,840,000AlaskaLiberty Navy GuardF7
Red Station$10,840,000ConnecticutPF08H4
New Haven Station$10,840,000ConnecticutNeutralE5
Marshall Station$10,840,000BeringLiberty SeparatistsE7
Washington Shipyard$10,840,000VirginiaLiberty Navy GuardE7
Chesapeake Shipyard$10,840,000VirginiaLiberty Security ForceE7 (4k above plane)
Oder Shipyard$10,840,000New BerlinDaumann Heavy ConstructionF5
The Ring$10,840,000New BerlinDaumann Heavy ConstructionF5
Battleship Strausberg$10,840,000Sigma-21Rheinland MilitaryE6
Battleship Karlsruhe$10,840,000StuttgartRheinland MilitaryE3
Battleship Koblenz$10,840,000FrankfurtRheinland Military GuardB2
Battleship Altenburg$10,840,000Omega-7Rheinland MilitaryD4
Krefeld Base$10,840,000CologneUnionersE3
Battleship Bayern$10,840,000HonshuRheinland MilitaryF7 (7k above plane)
Fort Sommerda$10,840,000ThuringiaRheinland Military GuardF4
Battleship Kolleda$10,840,000Sigma-21Rheinland Military GuardC3 (12k above plane)
Altair Research Complex$10,840,000Omicron IotaWildB4
Battleship Thebes$10,840,000Omicron MuThe OrderE6
Fort Carthage$10,840,000Omicron EpsilonThe OrderF6