A howitzer () is a long-ranged weapon, falling between a cannon (also known as artillery gun in the United States), which fires shells at flat trajectories, and a mortar, which fires at high angles of ascent and descent. Howitzers, like other artillery equipment, are usually organized in a group called a battery.
Howitzers, together with long-barreled guns, mortars, and rocket artillery, are the four basic types of modern artillery.
The English word howitzer comes from the Czech word , from... more
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