Category:Ballistic Weapons

Ballistic Weapons are weapon systems broadly categorized as those which fire a tangible projectile (ie, not a directed energy weapon such as a laser or PPC) that typically is unpowered (as opposed to missiles) and typically unguided. There are several systems however which are exceptions to these descriptions such as GyroJet Rifles and so the category should not be considered exclusionary. These systems range from tiny concealable slug throwing sidearms all the way up to heavy artillery pieces and cannon on capital warships. Means of propulsion are varied, ranging from conventional explosive propulsion to linear magnetic gauss rifles to pressure fed systems such as air-guns and fire hoses. The projectiles themselves are similarly diverse, ranging from solid slugs of dense material to high explosive charges to shot, canister or flechette rounds that expel multiple sub projectiles upon firing.

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This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total.