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What is a howitzer?

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Answered 2017-09-05 10:57:16

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.

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