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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.

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.

OVERVIEW



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 34 World War 1 Artillery (1914-1918) pieces in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.






#1
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 10.5cm leFH 16
10.5cm leFH 16
105mm Towed Field Howitzer
#2
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 15cm Kanone 16 (15cm K16)
15cm Kanone 16 (15cm K16)
150mm Towed Heavy Field Gun
#3
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 15cm sFH 13 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
15cm sFH 13 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
Heavy Field Howitzer
#4
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 21cm / 24cm Paris-Geschutz (Paris Gun)
21cm / 24cm Paris-Geschutz (Paris Gun)
Long-Range, Super-Heavy Railway Gun
#5
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 21cm Morser 16 (21cm Mrs 16)
21cm Morser 16 (21cm Mrs 16)
211mm Towed Heavy Howitzer
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 240mm TAZ Modele 1893/96 (24 Colonies)
240mm TAZ Modele 1893/96 (24 Colonies)
Railway Gun
#7
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
Heavy Siege Mortar / Heavy Artillery
#8
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha)
42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha)
Heavy Siege Gun
#9
1877
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 42-Line Field Gun Model 1877
42-Line Field Gun Model 1877
107mm Breech-loaded, Towed Field Gun
#10
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 6-Inch 26 cwt
6-Inch 26 cwt
Towed Medium Howitzer
#11
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 7.7cm Feldkanone 16 (FK16)
7.7cm Feldkanone 16 (FK16)
Field Gun
#12
1896
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 7.7cm Feldkanone 96 (FK96)
7.7cm Feldkanone 96 (FK96)
Field Gun
#13
1900
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 76mm Gun Model 1900 (M1900)
76mm Gun Model 1900 (M1900)
Towed Field Gun
#14
1898
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 9cm Feldkanone M75/96
9cm Feldkanone M75/96
90mm Towed Field Gun
#15
1913
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
Mountain Gun / Anti-Tank Gun
#16
1906
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
Towed Field Gun
#17
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916)
Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916)
Towed Infantry Support Gun
#18
1913
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
Towed Field Gun
#19
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
Heavy Field Howitzer
#20
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
Field Gun
#21
1897
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canon de 75 mle 1897
Canon de 75 mle 1897
Towed Field Gun
#22
1877
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canon de 90 mle 1877 de Bange
Canon de 90 mle 1877 de Bange
Towed, Breech-Loaded Field Gun
#23
1875
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canon de 95 mle 1875 Lahitolle
Canon de 95 mle 1875 Lahitolle
Towed Breech-Loaded Field Gun
#24
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1918 155 GPF
M1918 155 GPF
155mm Field Gun / Coastal Artillery
#25
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Navy Gun Car 14-Inch
Navy Gun Car 14-Inch
Railway Gun
#26
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance BL 12-inch (Rail)
Ordnance BL 12-inch (Rail)
Railway Howtizer
#27
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)
Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)
Heavy Siege Howitzer
#28
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance BL 12-inch Gun Mk IX
Ordnance BL 12-inch Gun Mk IX
Railway Gun
#29
1905
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
Heavy Field Gun
#30
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance BL 9.2-inch
Ordnance BL 9.2-inch
234mm Railway Gun
#31
1904
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance QF 18-Pounder
Ordnance QF 18-Pounder
Towed Field Gun
#32
1887
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch
Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch
Medium Field Gun / Coastal Artillery / Naval Gun
#33
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Panzerzug II (PzZug II)
Panzerzug II (PzZug II)
Armored Train
#34
1905
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 38 75mm
Type 38 75mm
Towed Field Gun