Heavy Artillery


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heavy artillery

[′hev·ē är′til·ə·rē]
(ordnance)
Artillery other than antiaircraft artillery; consists of howitzers and longer-barreled cannon not classified as medium artillery.

Heavy Artillery

 

a type of field artillery used in various armies, including the Red Army, in the first half of the 20th century. Heavy artillery was used to destroy field structures and targets under cover. The category included howitzers, cannon, and mortars in calibers of 105 to 155 mm. In modern armies there is no longer any distinction made between light and heavy artillery.

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