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What does Artillery ammunition means?
What are things you shoot that start with an 'a'?
What is an artillery caisson?
Asked in Military Equipment
Is a 37MM considered artillery?
No, the 37mm and 40mm are fixed rounds and were used as anti personnel weapons and later used on tanks. REF TM 43-0001-28 TECHNICAL MANUAL ARMY AMMUNITION DATA SHEETS ARTILLERY AMMUNITION: GUNS, HOWITZERS, MORTARS, RECOILLESS RIFLES, GRENADE LAUNCHERS, AND ARTILLERY FUZES (FEDERAL SUPPLY CLASS 1310, 1315, 1320, 1390)
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Which form so you use to transfer ammunition to range personnel or unit personnel?
Asked in War and Military History, Texas, Mexico
What were some of disadvantages of the Texan Army?
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What sorts of jobs did women have to do in World War 2?
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What does pass the ammunition mean?
How is maths related to artillery?
Unlike normal guns, artillery fires its ammunition up in the air and allows gravity to bring it back down to ground. Simply aiming in the direction of the target will not result in a hit. While simple trial and error can be used to aim artillery, fire the first shot, see where it lands and then adjust the artillery gun a few clicks and fire again, repeating the process until you get a hit, this is slow, wasteful of ammunition, prevents a suprise attack and may potentuallty result in friendly fire. The trajectory of an artillery shell can be modelled using mathmatics and a knowledge of physics. You know the mass of the artillery shell, and the velocity at which it is fired, and the force of gravity. You can control the direction and angle of the artillery gun, and hopefully calculate the effect of the wind on such a trajectory. If you plug in the mathmatics, you should be able to calculate that for a given direction and angle, where the artillery shell will land relative the gun. Now assuming you know the location and height of the artillery gun and hopefully know the location and height of the enemy target, all you need to do is work the equasion backwards to calculate which angle and direction you need to fire the artillery gun in to hit the target. While simple to describe, it can be a little time-consuming to work out all the figures by hand, especally when you have a large number of artillery guns and artillery targets. In fact one of the first uses for the very early computers/counting-machines was to number-crunch artillery trajectories.
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What are the different types of primer in a ammunition?
Asked in History, Politics & Society, US Civil War
Prior to Pickett's Charge why did the rebels believe the Union cannons on Cemetery Ridge were destroyed?
The commander of the Confederate charge, James Longstreet, was not thoroughly convinced that the Union artillery was completely silenced. In fact,generalHunt, the commander of the Union artillery, had given orders to reduce the volume of fire to conserve ammunition and to mask the placement of his many batteries of artillery.It was Hunt's plan to commence heavy fire when the Confederates moved into the open fields on either side of the Emmitsburg road. This he did with devastating effect. Longstreet was aware that this might happen but ordered the charge under pressure from Robert E. Lee and due to the fact that he had been informed by his artillery commander, Colonel Alexander, that the Confederate artillery had nearly exhausted their own supply of ammunition.