light antiaircraft artillery

light antiaircraft artillery

[′līt ‚ant·ē′er‚kraft är‚til·ə·rē]
(ordnance)
Conventional antiaircraft artillery pieces, usually under 90-millimeter, the weight of which in a trailed mount, including on-carriage fire control, does not exceed 20,000 pounds (9000 kilograms); self-propelled versions are rated in the same category as the trailed version.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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