Standing Barrage

Standing Barrage

 

a type of fire by ground artillery, used to repulse attacks and counterattacks by enemy infantry and tanks.

Standing barrage involves creating a fire curtain of great density on predetermined lines visible from an observation post. Preparations are made in advance, and firing is begun on a set signal and is carried on by an artillery battery or battalion using a single sight setting for a predetermined time and planned mode of fire. The standing barrage was used extensively during the Great Patriotic War of 1941–15.

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With its creeping and standing barrages, the artillery fire of a thousand guns became a science.