limited traverse

limited traverse

[′lim·əd·əd trə′vərs]
(ordnance)
Restricted movement of a gun to right or left, caused by a mechanical device or by a natural obstacle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It would make little sense to field a weapon with inherently limited traverse. Its ammunition is heavy and difficult to manhandle.
The howitzer itself is completely exposed and provided with limited traverse. The 155 mm howitzer carried may be 39, 45 or 52 calibres long, according to choice, all based on Soltam towed ordnance.
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