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Howitzer - Wikipedia


A howitzer /ˈhaʊw.ɪts.ər/ is a type of artillery piece characterized by a relatively short barrel .... The heaviest (later called "medium siege howitzers") had calibers ...

What is the difference between a field gun and a Howitzer? - Quora


Dec 23, 2014 ... Trajectory of fire. The distinction originates from the days of cannon, where you had ... These portable cannons lugged around on a carriage were called field cannons. Time passed and cannon's became more and more ...

General information of artillery weapons and shells


The counter force is called recoil. The firearms are generally divided into two groups, guns with recoil (rifles, pistols, cannons, howitzers etc.) and recoilless guns ...

Howitizer Vs Mortar | War History Fans


Is it true that by WW2 and possibly earlier this type of weapon was called a howitzer and mortars were small indirect fire artillery pieces carried by infantry?

Howitzer | Define Howitzer at Dictionary.com


Howitzer definition, a cannon having a comparatively short barrel, used especially for firing shells at a high angle of elevation, as for reaching a target behind ...

Big Guns and Heavy Artillery of the Vietnam War - 15th Field Artillery


The 8-inch howitzer was the most accurate artillery weapon system in the US ... a 175mm Gun barrel the system designation was then called the model M107.

105 mm field gun [10-veld] [War over Holland - May 1940: the Dutch ...


The 10,5 cm field gun/howitzer of the Dutch army was the only really modern ... to houfnice], the English called it "howitzer" and the Dutch called it "houwitser".

MT. HOWITZER - buckstix


( like the 12 pound Mountain Howitzer Cannon ) Artillery cannons with rifled barrels were described in the "inch" of their bore diameters and called "Guns." ( like a ...

Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH) - GlobalSecurity.org


Aug 4, 2015 ... The M777 Howitzer might be called a “gun-howitzer” because it has long barrel ( like a cannon) and can be used in direct and indirect fire.

Mountain Howitzer - National Park Service


resulting gun was called a Howitzer, a name taken from the Prussians (Ger- mans) and pronounced, “Haubitze”, which means sling or basket. The U.S. began ...