heavy howitzer

heavy howitzer

[′hev·ē ′hau̇·it·sər]
(ordnance)
A complete projectile-firing weapon, with a medium muzzle velocity and a curved trajectory; the bore diameter is larger than 200 millimeters.
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Eventually, German heavy howitzer artillery and Zeppelin airships were required to subdue the Belgians, but their early courage in fighting back against heavy odds won many admirers in Britain.
Bush promised to 'leap ahead' and 'skip a generation' of weapons platforms, but his 2003 budget still funds the Army Crusader, a Cold War-spawned, heavy howitzer, and provides less money in the science and technology accounts than was spent in fiscal 2002," he groused.
Admittedly, not every position in the Canadian Forces requires daily strenuous physical exertion associated with combat tasks such as manhandling heavy Howitzer shells or unarmed combat.