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Artillery is a type of heavy military ranged weapon designed to discharge explosives with a range and strength well beyond that of infantry rifles. Early artillery development centered on the capacity to penetrate defensive walls and fortifications during sieges, resulting in large, stationary siege engines. As technology advanced, lighter, more transportable field artillery weapons were available for use on the battlefield. This trend continues today; contemporary self-propelled artillery vehicles are extremely mobile and versatile weapons that account for the majority of an army’s total firepower.

The term “artillery” originally referred to any company of troops who were primarily armed with a manufactured weapon or armor. “Artillery” has generally meant cannons since the advent of gunpowder and cannons, and in modern usage, it usually refers to shell-firing guns, howitzers, mortars, and rocket artillery. Individual gadgets, as well as their accessories and fittings, are commonly referred to as “artillery” in everyday speech, albeit these assemblages are more appropriately referred to as “equipment.” However, there is no universally accepted title for a gun, howitzer, mortar, or other similar weapon: the United States uses the phrase “artillery piece,” while other English-speaking forces use the terms “gun” and “mortar.” The projectiles fired are either “shot” (if solid) or “shell” (if hollow) (if not solid). Solid shot variations such as canister, chain shot, and grapeshot were also utilized in the past. A projectile is a component of weapons that is sometimes referred to as a “shell.”

Artillery may also refer to the branch of the military that is responsible for operating such engines. The artillery arm has operated field, coastal, anti-aircraft, and anti-tank artillery in certain armies; in others, they have been different arms, while coastal has been a navy or marine responsibility in other nations.


Target acquisition devices and systems based on technology (such as radar) and techniques (such as sound range and flash spotting) arose in the twentieth century, particularly for artillery. One or more artillery arms are normally in charge of them. The widespread deployment of indirect fire in the early twentieth century necessitated the supply of specialised data for field artillery, particularly survey and meteorological data, and in some armies, the artillery arm is responsible for providing them.

Since the early Industrial Revolution, artillery has been employed. Artillery was responsible for the bulk of combat casualties throughout the Napoleonic Wars, World War I, and World War II. In a speech in 1944, Joseph Stalin declared artillery to be “the God of War.”

Siege engines, which serve the duty of artillery but are not termed such, have been used in combat since antiquity. Syracuse, in 399 BC, invented the first known catapult. Until the advent of gunpowder into western warfare, artillery relied on mechanical energy, which restricted the kinetic energy of projectiles and necessitated the development of massive engines to store enough energy. A 1st-century BC Roman catapult launching 6.55 kg (14.4 lb) stones had a kinetic energy of 16,000 joules, compared to a mid-nineteenth-century 12-pounder gun firing a 4.1 kg (9.0 lb) round with a kinetic energy of 240,000 joules, or a 20th-century US battleship firing a 1,225 kg (2,701 lb) projectile from its main battery with an

Horse-drawn gun carriages were used to transport artillery pieces on land from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. Artillery pieces and their crews used wheeled or tracked vehicles for mobility in the modern era. The largest of these large-calibre weapons ever developed ” Project Babylon of the Supergun incident ” was theoretically capable of launching a satellite into orbit; these land versions of artillery were dwarfed by railway guns. Naval artillery has also evolved dramatically, with missiles increasingly replacing guns in surface warfare.

Projectiles have been made from a range of materials, in a variety of forms, and with a number of procedures to target structural/defensive structures and inflict enemy losses throughout military history. Ordnance delivery engineering applications have evolved dramatically over time, incorporating some of the most complicated and advanced technology available today.

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