World War 2
WW1 Trench Warfare
What is a howitzer?
It is a large artillery piece used by military ground forces. The caliber can range from 75mm to over 500mm with 120mm to 250mm standard in today's military units. It uses a high elevation to provide indirect fire onto enemy targets.
Where did the term pack howitzer originate?
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In terms of caliber what was the largest Field Piece ever actually used in action in a war Was the RA British l8 Inch Howitzer ever used for action?
Answer The British 8-Inch Howitzer fired a round that was 8-in Caliber (or 203mm) and weighed 200-lb. The US Army used an 8-inch Gun and a 240mm Howitzer, which were similar and were actually considered Field Artillery. They had to be assembled to fire. The 240mm Howitzer fired a shell that weighed 360 lbs. Typo-- I don't think there was a British 18-inch Howitzer, except maybe on a navy battleship.
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What artillery cannon were in the world war 2 us army?
FIELD ARTILLERY 37 mm 57mm 105mm Howitzer 105mm Mountain Howitzer and similar model used by airborne division 155mm Cannon 155mm Howitzer 8-in and 240mm Cannon (slight difference in shell but very similar cannon) OTHER ARTILLERYOther types of artillery was used for coastal defense and anti-aircraft artillery.
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Advantages and disadvantages in World War 1 using the howitzer?
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How far can the average cannon shoot?
There's no such thing as an "average" cannon. But looking at US howitzers: 105mm howitzer: 11,600m 155mm howitzer: 18,000m 175mm gun: 34,000m 203mm howitzer: 16,800m The 175mm gun had such a long range because it was designed to destroy rear-echelon targets like division headquarters. It was also intended to kill Soviet heavy artillery pieces like the 2S5 (152mm gun) and 2S7 (203mm gun) because it could shoot farther than either of those pieces. The 203mm M110 howitzer, a Corps-level asset, has been replaced by the Multiple Launch Rocket System.