Light Artillery

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light artillery

[′līt är′til·ə·rē]
All guns and howitzers of 105-millimeter caliber (4.13-inch bore) or smaller.

Light Artillery


the obsolete name for artillery designed for the direct support of infantry in battle.

In the Russian Army the light artillery was made up of gun systems that ordinarily did not weigh more than 2 tons when traveling and that were able to move with the infantry both on and off roads. Light artillery guns could be moved for short distances by hand. In modern armies battalion and regimental artillery are sometimes called light artillery.

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