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Artillery

Artillery is a word for the big guns used in an army, for example cannons and howitzers. Such guns are used to shoot targets far away. Artillery is often used to stop enemy troops using an area, to bombard trenches and buildings with enemies in it and to support friendly units. There are many different weapons that are called artillery. They may shoot shells or missiles. Newer systems can even drop mines over a big area, making the area uncrossable. Anti-aircraft warfare includes the use of artillery to fight planes and other aircraft. Those who fire the artillery piece are called "gunners ...

                                               

Artillery of Japan

In the 1840s, the Tokugawa Shogunate began to anticipate that either British or French military might attack Japan. Takashima Shuhan 1798-1866 submitted a petition to the shogun calling for the purchase of Western firearms. In 1841, a demonstration of Western gunnery made a strong impression. Powerful conservative factions in the shogunate resisted change. During the 1864 Bombardment of Shimonoseki, European naval guns were shown to be superior to Japanese cannon on shore. Following the Meiji Restoration, Japan would pursue a policy of "Rich country, strong army" 富国強兵, which led to a g ...

                                               

AS-90

The AS-90 is a lightly armoured self-propelled artillery gun. It is used by the British Army. It was first used in 1993. The AS-90s official name is Gun Equipment 155 mm L131. The AS-90 is used by five regiments of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery. AS-90 was designed and built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering VSEL, owned by BAE Systems since 1999. They made 179 AS-90s from 1992 to 1995. This cost £300 million. In 2002 BAE Systems were asked to give 96 British Army AS-90s a 52 calibre gun. This would make the range 30 km. With special shells, it would be able to reach 60 ...

                                               

Bombard (weapon)

A bombard is a large-caliber, muzzle-loading, medieval cannon or mortar. It was used in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls. The name bombarde was used in a French historical text around 1380. The modern term bombardment comes from this. Bombards were usually used during sieges to hurl various things into enemy forts. Items such as stone or metal balls, burning materials and weighted cloth soaked in quicklime or Greek fire are have been written about. The name comes from medieval Latin and French words from an earlier Greek word meaning the making of a humming noise.

                                               

Bombardment

A bombardment is an attack by artillery weapons against fortifications, troops or towns and buildings. It word came from the name of the medieval artillery weapon, the bombard, which was used to fire heavy stones during a siege. Before World War I the word bombardment was only used for the attack of defenceless or undefended objects, houses, public buildings. Since then it has come to mean any mass attack delivered by artillery or short range missiles, and also as aerial bombardment if delivered by bomber aircraft or long range missiles. It now is also used to describe activities in scienc ...

                                               

Cannon

A cannon is a type of artillery, or large gun. They are made with a large tube called "barrel", and shoot projectiles. Cannons were first made in China, and were used with another Chinese invention, gunpowder. The gunpowder was put at the back of the tube, and the projectile, usually a cannonball, was placed in front. The gunpowder was set on fire, and would explode. This pushed the cannonball out the front of the tube towards the enemy. Howitzers and mortars are similar to cannons but they have shorter barrels and shoot the balls higher. Modern guns that can shoot many big projectiles qui ...

                                     

ⓘ Artillery

  • Artillery is a word for the big guns used in an army, for example cannons and howitzers. Such guns are used to shoot targets far away. Artillery is often
  • Artillery in Japan is recorded in the 13th century. It was not used widely before the Sengoku period in the 16th century. In the 1840s, the Tokugawa Shogunate
  • Field artillery in the American Civil War were cannon that could be moved around the battlefield or could travel with an army unit. Field artillery could
  • Artillery is a thrash metal band from Denmark. They started in 1982 and have split up and reformed twice. So far, as of 2012, Artillery has released six
  • an attack by artillery weapons against fortifications, troops or towns and buildings. It word came from the name of the medieval artillery weapon, the
  • he was appointed Chief Artillery Officer of the Continental Army. He is best known for transporting cannons and other artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to
  • A field gun is an artillery piece. The term was first used to describe smaller guns that could be taken with an army while marching. In battle the field
  • A matross was a soldier of artillery He was a member of an artillery gun crew. A matross ranked next below a gunner. The duty of a matross was to assist
  • experience with artillery in its war with Russia in 1904 - 05. In 1905 Meiji 38 the Imperial Japanese Army selected Krupp s artillery design. At first
  • were called Battalion Artillery 大隊砲, Daitaihō The Type 92 was available to front line divisions by 1932. This artillery piece was used by the Imperial
  • A cannon is a type of artillery or large gun. They are made with a large tube called barrel and shoot projectiles. Cannons were first made in China
Canet gun
                                               

Canet gun

Schneider was successful in sales to the Empire of Japan. The guns supplied to Japan equipped the cruisers Matsushima, Itsukushima, and Hashidate. The guns were used during the First Sino-Japanese War.