Category talk:Weapons

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unsigned comments[edit]

I was wondering what kind of non-leathal weapons are in active use today ?

I know of some like super lubricats and sonic cannons but what are in actual use ?

Military equipment naming convention[edit]

Is there currently any convention on which of the many names of various bits of military equipment to use?

For instance we currently have a page on 88mm gun referring to the family of models of that cailbre used by Germany in World War II. However, Anti-aircraft lists the same things as [[8.8 cm Flak 18]].

Is there or should there be a policy on which of various alternative names to use and help stop different contributors missing one anothers' work with slightly different names?

Just £0.02.

Good question. I noticed that anomaly and would be interested in clearing it up. The convention today is certainly to use mm rather than cm. For example, see 30 mm (note the recommended space between the digits and the unit symbol). There are examples of people at the time talking about 'eighty eights'. It is possible that cm values were valid in some way in the past. It might even be that both terms were in parallel use. A brief Google frequency search does not have a persuasive majority for either. I use mm by default unless there is a strong case for cm. Bobblewik  (talk) 10:55, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I added a redirect to the current article title. Rmhermen 13:06, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
Redirects are always the best way to stop "missing one anothers' work". If you know of an alternative name for a weapon (or any article subject), create the redirects immediately. That way if someone links to an alternative name, the resulting link will be blue, linking to the existing article via redirect, and not red, begging for a new article to be written. Catherine | talk 15:52, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Artillery is a very broad category covering the range of subjects from history of Artillery, Artillery organizations, Artillery Systems, etc. It is far broader than just a sub-category of "Weapons." I've proposed creating Category:Artillery systems. You can add your thoughts here:Category talk:Artillery -- MCG 03 Sept 06