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 Posted: Mon Jul 16th, 2007 02:08 am
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Would a mortar sound louder or less loud than those other guns?

Don't know, but that doesn't stop me from guessing. My guess is much louder. The sound is made by the rush of burning gas as the projectile exits the barrel.

With a long barrel, much of the gas is used up accelerating the projectile until it exits. A mortar, with it's shorter barrel, would need a larger charge to get the projectile up to speed. There would also be a larger discharge of gas; hence, a louder sound.

Just guessing about gassing.

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