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EOC 8 inch 45 caliber

The EOC 8 inch 45 caliber were a family of related 8-inch 45 caliber naval guns designed by the Elswick Ordnance Company and manufactured by Armstrong for export customers before World War I. In addition to being produced in the United Kingdom li ...

                                               

M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage

The 203 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M43 was an American self-propelled artillery vehicle built on a widened and lengthened Medium Tank M4A3 chassis, but with a Continental engine and HVSS that was introduced at the end of the Second World War. The ...

                                               

M110 howitzer

The 8 inch M110 self-propelled howitzer was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Armys inventory. Consisting of an M115 203 mm howitzer installed on a purpose-built chassis, it was deployed in division artillery in g ...

                                               

M115 howitzer

Until 1962 it was designated the 8 inch Howitzer M1. The original design started in 1919 but lapsed until resurrected in 1927 as a partner-piece for a new 155 mm gun. It was standardized as 8 inch Howitzer M1 in 1940. The M115/M1 was towed by the ...

                                               

ML 8-inch shell gun

The ML 8 inch shell guns of 50 cwt, 54 cwt and 65 cwt were the three variants of British cast iron smoothbore muzzle-loading guns designed specifically to fire the new generation of exploding shells pioneered in the early-mid nineteenth century b ...

                                               

Obusier de 200 "Perou" sur affût-truck TAZ Schneider

The Obusier de 200 Perou sur affût-truck TAZ Schneider was a French railway gun built before and served throughout the First World War. It was one of the first French railway guns mounted on a standard gauge rail car during the First World War.

                                               

RML 8-inch 9-ton gun

The British RML 8-inch 9-ton guns Mark I – Mark III were medium rifled muzzle-loading guns used to arm smaller ironclad warships and coast defence batteries in the later 19th century.

                                               

21 cm GrW 69

The 21 cm Granatenwerfer 69 was a mortar used by Germany during World War II. This weapon may also be known as the GR 19 and B 19 or by its nickname "Elefant". The prototype was built at Skoda as 22 cm sGrW B 14, but has been redesigned to 21 cm ...

                                               

21 cm K 12 (E)

The 21 cm Kanone 12 in Eisenbahnlafette) was a large German railroad gun used in the Second World War and deployed on the English Channel coast in occupied France.

                                               

21 cm Kanone 38

The 21 cm Kanone 38 was a heavy gun used by Germany in World War II. Its development began in 1938 after Krupps success with the 21 cm Mrs 18, but it was not fielded until 1941. It likely equipped Artillerie-Abteilungen 767 and 768, which were th ...

                                               

21 cm L/35

The 21 cm L/35 were a family of German naval guns developed in the years before World War I and used in limited numbers. This gun armed warships of Argentina, China, Denmark, Japan and The Netherlands before and after World War I. It was used in ...

                                               

21 cm Morser 10

The 21 cm Morser 10 was a heavy howitzer used by Germany in World War I by the German military). It replaced the obsolete 21 cm Morser 99, which lacked a recoil system. For transport, it broke down into two loads. Some howitzers were fitted with ...

                                               

21 cm Morser 16

The 21 cm Morser 16, or 21 cm Lange Morser M 16/L14.5, was a heavy howitzer used by Germany in World War I and World War II by the German military).

                                               

21 cm Morser 18

The 21 cm Morser 18, or 21 cm Morser M 18/L31, was a German heavy howitzer used in the Second World War by independent artillery battalions and batteries. A number were also used by coastal artillery units.

                                               

21 cm Morser 99

The 21 cm Morser 99 was a German siege mortar built by Krupp which served during World War I. The mortar utilized a new nickel-steel alloy of greater strength than other cast cannons, though it lacked a recoil mechanism. While the gun was more ef ...

                                               

21 cm Morser M. 16/18

The 21 cm Morser M. 16 was a heavy howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I and it is completely different weapon than the German 21 cm Morser 16. Skoda began design in 1915 for a wheeled howitzer that could be towed in a single load b ...

                                               

21 cm SK "Peter Adalbert"

The 21 cm SK "Peter Adalbert") was a German railway gun used during World War I. It served on the Western Front and in Gallipoli between 1916 and 1918. Eleven were built, using two different surplus naval guns that shared the same mount. Only fou ...

                                               

21 cm Versuchmorser 06

The 21 cm Versuchmorser 06 was designed in 1899 and built by Krupp in 1903-1906. The Versuchmorser 06 was a successor to earlier 21 cm weapons that had been in service since the Franco-Prussian War. The Versuchmorser 06 was fairly conventional fo ...

                                               

Al-Fao

Al-Fao is a self-propelled artillery system designed for the former Iraqi Army by the late Canadian weapons engineer, Gerald Bull. It is one of the worlds most powerful artillery pieces, with a caliber of 210 mm and a range of 56 km. The Al-Fao s ...

                                               

Canon de 220 L mle 1917

The 220 mm heavy field gun was a state-of-art design for its time, with decent traverse and capable of destroying fortifications or supporting infantry. The gun was split across two four-wheeled platforms, carrying cradle and barrel respectively, ...

                                               

220 mm TR mle 1915/1916

The Mortier de 220 mm Tir Rapide modele 1915/1916 Schneider or 220 mm TR mle 1915/1916 for short was a French Howitzer designed and produced during the First World War. A number were still on hand during the Second World War and served in Belgian ...

                                               

Skoda 220 mm howitzer

The 220 mm howitzers were a compromise design for their time, with decent capability to destroy fortifications and yet mobile enough. Constructively, the design shared many features with the 149 mm Skoda Model 1928 Gun. The howitzer used only imm ...

                                               

TOROS artillery rocket system

TOROS artillery rocket system is a Turkish artillery rocket system that has been developed in both 230 and 260 mm calibre. The system was developed by TUBITAK-SAGE, and is used by the Turkish Army. The larger calibre rockets have a maximum range ...

                                               

BL 9.2-inch howitzer

The Ordnance BL 9.2-inch howitzer was a heavy siege howitzer that formed the principal counter-battery equipment of British forces in France in World War I. It equipped a substantial number of siege batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery. It r ...

                                               

BL 9.2-inch railway gun

The British Ordnance BL 9.2 inch gun on truck, railway mounted a variety of surplus 9.2 inch naval guns, together with the custom-designed Mk XIII railway gun, on various railway platforms to provide mobile long-range heavy artillery on the Weste ...

                                               

BL 9.2-inch Mk VIII naval gun

The guns were mounted on the Powerful -class cruisers from 1897 until their decommissioning. After they were decommissioned some of the guns were used in coast defence in the UK, and from 1916 on one was mounted on the monitor HMS Marshal Ney.

                                               

BL 9.2-inch Mk XI naval gun

The BL 9.2-inch Mark XI gun was a British 50 calibre high-velocity naval gun which was mounted as primary armament on armoured cruisers and secondary armament on pre-dreadnought battleships.

                                               

9.45-inch Heavy Mortar

The ML 9.45 inch Heavy Trench Mortar, nicknamed the Flying Pig, was a large calibre mortar of World War I and the standard British heavy mortar from the autumn of 1916. It was a modification of an original French design, the Mortier de 240 mm dev ...

                                               

24 cm Haubitze 39

The 24 cm houfnice vz.39 was a Czechoslovak-designed siege howitzer used in the Second World War. It was kept in production after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 and eighteen were delivered to the Germans. It was only used b ...

                                               

24 cm K L/35

The 24 cm K L/35 was a German Naval Gun developed in the years before World War I that armed ships of the Imperial German Navy, Argentine Navy and the Austro-Hungarian Navy. Guns removed from ships of the Imperial German Navy were modified to per ...

                                               

24 cm Kanone M. 16

The 24 cm Kanone M. 16 was a super-heavy siege gun used by Austria-Hungary during World War I and by Nazi Germany during World War II. Only two were finished during World War I, but the other six were completed in the early twenties and served wi ...

                                               

24 cm Morser M 98

The 24 cm Morser M 98 was a heavy siege howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I. It was designed to attack modern fortifications, but its short range and ineffective ammunition led to the development of the more deservedly famous 30.5 ...

                                               

24 cm SK L/30 "Theodor Otto"

The 24 cm SK L/30 "Theodor Otto" L - Lange was a German railroad gun used in World War I. Four were built and saw service in 1918 on the Western Front.

                                               

24 cm SK L/40 "Theodor Karl"

The 24 cm SK L/40 "Theodor Karl" L - Lange) was a German railroad gun that served on both the Eastern Front and the Western Front in World War I. Originally a naval gun, it was adapted for land service after its ships were disarmed beginning in 1 ...

                                               

24 cm Theodor Bruno Kanone (E)

The 24 cm Theodor Bruno Kanone) was a German railroad gun used during World War II in the Battle of France and on coast-defense duties in Occupied France for the rest of the war. Six were built during the Thirties using fifty-year-old ex-naval guns.

                                               

24 cm Theodor Kanone (E)

The 24 cm Theodor Kanone) was a German railroad gun used during World War II in the Battle of France and on coast-defense duties in Occupied France for the rest of the war. Three were built during the Thirties using forty-year-old ex-naval guns.

                                               

240 mm howitzer M1

The 240 mm Howitzer M1, popularly nicknamed the "Black Dragon", was a towed howitzer used by the United States Army. The 240 mm M1 was designed to replace the World War I era 240 mm Howitzer M1918 which was based on a 1911 French design and was o ...

                                               

Canon de 240 TR Mle 1903

Before the First World War, the doctrine of the French Army was geared towards a war of rapid maneuver. Although the majority of combatants had heavy field artillery prior to the outbreak of the First World War, none had adequate numbers of heavy ...

                                               

Skoda 24 cm L/40 K97

The Skoda 24 cm L/40 K97 was a Austro-Hungarian naval gun developed in the years before World War I that armed a class of pre-dreadnought battleships and armored cruisers of the Austro-Hungarian Navy. The actual bore diameter was 23.8 cm, but the ...

                                               

Type 45 240 mm howitzer

The Type 45 240 mm howitzer was a siege gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War I and World War II. The Type 45 designation was given to this gun as it was accepted in the 45th year of Emperor Meijis reign. It was the first such w ...

                                               

Type 90 240 mm railway gun

The Type 90 240 mm railway gun was a large caliber railroad gun acquired by the Imperial Japanese Army from the French arms manufacturer Schneider in 1930. The Type 90 designation was given to this gun as it was accepted in the year 2590 of the J ...

                                               

Type 96 24 cm howitzer

The Type 96 24 cm howitzer was a siege gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army in the Japanese-Soviet War and during the Pacific War from 1936 to 1945. The designation Type 96 indicates the year of its introduction, Kōki year 2596 or 1936 accordin ...

                                               

Albrecht Mortar

The Albrecht Mortar or Albrecht Schwerer Minenwerfer was a series of heavy mortars used by the Imperial German Army during the First World War.

                                               

10"/31 caliber gun

The 10"/31 caliber gun Mark 1 Mod 1 and the 10"/35 caliber gun Mark 1 Mod 2 were both used for the primary batteries of the United States Navys Amphitrite -class monitor Miantonomoh. The 10"/30 caliber gun Mark 2 was used as main armament on the ...

                                               

10"/40 caliber gun Mark 3

The 10"/40 caliber gun Mark 3 was used for the main batteries of the United States Navys last generation of armored cruisers, the Tennessee -class. The Mark 3s were the last, and most powerful, 10-inch guns built for the US Navy.

                                               

EOC 10-inch 45-calibre naval gun

The EOC 10-inch 45 calibre gun were various similar 10-inch naval guns designed and manufactured by Elswick Ordnance Company to equip ships they built and/or armed for several countries before World War I.

                                               

Type 41 10 inch 45 caliber naval gun

                                               

Type 41 10 inch 45 caliber naval gun

The Vickers 10 inch naval gun was used on battleships and armoured cruisers built during the first decade of the 20th century. They were used as the Type 41 10-inch /45-caliber aboard the British-built semi-dreadnought Katori -class and Satsuma - ...

                                               

Canon de 274 modele 87/93 Glissement

The Canon de 274 modele 87/93 à glissement was a French Railway gun used by the French Army during World War I and World War II. The Germans captured a number after The Fall of France and operated them throughout the war.

                                               

Canon de 274 modele 93/96 Berceau

Although the majority of combatants had heavy field artillery prior to the outbreak of the First World War, none had adequate numbers of heavy guns in service, nor had they foreseen the growing importance of heavy artillery once the Western Front ...

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