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    World War 1 Artillery (1914-1918)

    Despite the advent of armored vehicles, bomber aircraft and portable machine guns, the old-fashioned artillery piece reigned supreme in World War 1.





    As in wars prior, artillery in World War 1 (The Great War) was a prerequisite for battlefield success. Artillery proved the number one threat to infantry and tanks alike and came in several light, medium and heavy forms. Additionally, field guns served in the direct line-of-sight role while mortars and howitzers allowed for indirect fire support. Any gun type fired shrapnel or high-explosive rounds at range - the most popular field gun proving to be the 75mm French Model 1897 which brought about use of an integrated recoil mechanism allowing for successive shots without the gun having to be relaid. However, the stalemate that was trench warfare soon limited the benefits of line-of-sight weapons until the breakthroughs later in the war.


    There are a total of (31) World War 1 Artillery (1914-1918) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.





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    10.5-cm leFH 16
    105mm Field Howitzer
     1916 
       
    15cm Kanone 16 (15cm K16)
    150mm Towed Heavy Field Gun
     1917 
       
    15cm sFH 13 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
    Heavy Field Howitzer
     1914 
       
    21cm / 24cm Paris-Geschutz (Paris Gun)
    Long-Range, Super-Heavy Railway Gun
     1918 
       
    21cm Morser 16 (21cm Mrs 16)
    211mm Towed Heavy Howitzer
     1916 
       
    30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
    Heavy Siege Mortar / Heavy Artillery
     1911 
       
    42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha)
    Heavy Siege Gun
     1914 
       
    42-Line Field Gun Model 1877
    107mm Breech-loaded, Towed Field Gun
     1877 
       
    6-Inch 26 cwt
    Towed Medium Howitzer
     1915 
       
    7.7cm Feldkanone 16 (FK16)
    Field Gun
     1916 
       
    7.7cm Feldkanone 96 (FK96)
    Field Gun
     1896 
       
    76mm Gun Model 1900 (M1900)
    Towed Field Gun
     1900 
       
    9cm Feldkanone M75/96
    90mm Towed Field Gun
     1898 
       
    Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
    Mountain Gun / Anti-Tank Gun
     1913 
       
    Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
    Field Gun
     1906 
       
    Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916)
    Towed Infantry Support Gun
     1916 
       
    Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
    Field Gun
     1913 
       
    Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
    Heavy Field Howitzer
     1917 
       
    Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
    Field Gun
     1917 
       
    Canon de 75 modele 1897
    Towed Field Gun
     1897 
       
    Gun Carrier Mark 1 (Mk 1)
    Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)
     1917 
       
    M1918 155 GPF
    155mm Field Gun / Coastal Artillery
     1918 
       
    Navy Gun Car 14-Inch
    Railway Gun
     1918 
       
    Ordnance BL 12-inch (Rail)
    Railway Howtizer
     1916 
       
    Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)
    Heavy Siege Howitzer
     1916 
       
    Ordnance BL 12-inch Gun Mk IX
    Railway Gun
     1915 
       
    Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
    Heavy Field Gun
     1905 
       
    Ordnance BL 9.2-inch
    Railway Gun
     1915 
       
    Ordnance QF 18-Pounder
    Field Gun
     1904 
       
    Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch
    Medium Field Gun / Coastal Artillery / Naval Gun
     1887 
       
    Type 38 75mm
    Field Gun
     1905