Light Mortar
Light mortar turret
General Information
Mount Small, Ballistic
Primary Role Assault
Ordnance points 2
DPS 75
Damage type High Explosive
Range 600
Flux/sec 50
Accuracy Poor
Turn rate Fast
Shots/min 60
Damage 75
An antiquated weapon that fires anti-armor rounds at a low rate of fire, muzzle velocity, and range. Its low flux buildup is a lone saving grace.

The weapon blueprints for Light Mortars actually did not intend them for spacecraft at all, but an ingenious modification to the breech loading mechanism permits installation and use outside an atmospheric environment. In combat, there is little the Light Mortar can do versus moving or shielded targets due to its terrible mount rotation and rate of fire. Nonetheless, it is often used for training novice gunnery officers in the finer points of space ballistic tactics and nomenclature.

Commonly fitted on private yachts and solo interplanetary vehicles because it is so light and cheap.

–In-Game Description

The Light Mortar is a small ballistic weapon firing explosive rounds. It has the lowest OP cost of any non-missile weapon in the game.


  • Because of it's low price and availability the Light Mortar can be used to cheaply arm your ships.
  • Can be paired up with a kinetic weapon to deal good damage against enemies.
  • Remember to lead your shots, high explosive weapons generally have slow projectiles and fairly poor range.
  • Most commonly found in the Hegemony Space Station.


Light Motar
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Medium Arbalest Autocannon · Assault Chaingun · Dual Flak Cannon · Flak Cannon · Heavy Autocannon · Heavy Machine Gun · Heavy Mauler · Heavy Mortar · Heavy Needler · Hypervelocity Driver · Thumper
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Energy Small Antimatter Blaster · Burst PD Laser · Ion Cannon · IR Pulse Laser · LR PD Laser · Mining Laser · PD Laser · Tactical Laser
Medium Graviton Beam · Heavy Blaster · Heavy Burst Laser · Ion Beam · Ion Pulser · Mining Blaster · Phase Lance · Pulse Laser
Large Autopulse Laser · High Intensity Laser · Paladin PD System · Plasma Cannon · Tachyon Lance · Thermal Pulse Cannon
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Medium Annihilator Rocket Pod · Harpoon MRM Pod · Pilum LRM Launcher · Proximity Charge Launcher · Sabot SRM Pod · Salamander MRM Pod · Typhoon Reaper Launcher
Large Cyclone Reaper Launcher · Hammer Barrage · Hurricane MIRV Launcher · Locust SRM Launcher · Squall MLRS

Change History Edit


  • Increased range to 600 (was: 500)
  • Improved accuracy somewhat


  • Range increased from 450 to 500

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