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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 35 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.






10.5cm leFH 16
105mm Towed Field Howitzer
Picture of the 10.5cm leFH 16
001
National Flag Graphic
1916
15cm Kanone 16 (15cm K16)
150mm Towed Heavy Field Gun
Picture of the 15cm Kanone 16 (15cm K16)
002
National Flag Graphic
1917
15cm sFH 13 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
Heavy Field Howitzer
Picture of the 15cm sFH 13 (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
003
National Flag Graphic
1914
21cm / 24cm Paris-Geschutz (Paris Gun)
Long-Range, Super-Heavy Railway Gun
Picture of the 21cm / 24cm Paris-Geschutz (Paris Gun)
004
National Flag Graphic
1918
21cm Morser 16 (21cm Mrs 16)
211mm Towed Heavy Howitzer
Picture of the 21cm Morser 16 (21cm Mrs 16)
005
National Flag Graphic
1916
ADVERTISEMENTS
240mm TAZ Modele 1893/96 (24 Colonies)
Railway Gun
Picture of the 240mm TAZ Modele 1893/96 (24 Colonies)
006
National Flag Graphic
1917
30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
Heavy Siege Mortar / Heavy Artillery
Picture of the 30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
007
National Flag Graphic
1911
42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha)
Heavy Siege Gun
Picture of the 42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha)
008
National Flag Graphic
1914
42-Line Field Gun Model 1877
107mm Breech-loaded, Towed Field Gun
Picture of the 42-Line Field Gun Model 1877
009
National Flag Graphic
1877
6-Inch 26 cwt
Towed Medium Howitzer
Picture of the 6-Inch 26 cwt
0010
National Flag Graphic
1915
7.7cm Feldkanone 16 (FK16)
Field Gun
Picture of the 7.7cm Feldkanone 16 (FK16)
0011
National Flag Graphic
1916
7.7cm Feldkanone 96 (FK96)
Field Gun
Picture of the 7.7cm Feldkanone 96 (FK96)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1896
76mm Gun Model 1900 (M1900)
Towed Field Gun
Picture of the 76mm Gun Model 1900 (M1900)
0013
National Flag Graphic
1900
9cm Feldkanone M75/96
90mm Towed Field Gun
Picture of the 9cm Feldkanone M75/96
0014
National Flag Graphic
1898
Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
Mountain Gun / Anti-Tank Gun
Picture of the Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
0015
National Flag Graphic
1913
Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
Towed Field Gun
Picture of the Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
0016
National Flag Graphic
1906
Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916)
Towed Infantry Support Gun
Picture of the Canon d Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP (37mm mle 1916)
0017
National Flag Graphic
1916
Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
Towed Field Gun
Picture of the Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
0018
National Flag Graphic
1913
Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
Heavy Field Howitzer
Picture of the Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
0019
National Flag Graphic
1917
Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
Field Gun
Picture of the Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
0020
National Flag Graphic
1917
Canon de 75 mle 1897
Towed Field Gun
Picture of the Canon de 75 mle 1897
0021
National Flag Graphic
1897
Canon de 90 mle 1877 de Bange
Towed, Breech-Loaded Field Gun
Picture of the Canon de 90 mle 1877 de Bange
0022
National Flag Graphic
1877
Canon de 95 mle 1875 Lahitolle
Towed Breech-Loaded Field Gun
Picture of the Canon de 95 mle 1875 Lahitolle
0023
National Flag Graphic
1875
M1918 155 GPF
155mm Field Gun / Coastal Artillery
Picture of the M1918 155 GPF
0024
National Flag Graphic
1918
Navy Gun Car 14-Inch
Railway Gun
Picture of the Navy Gun Car 14-Inch
0025
National Flag Graphic
1918
Ordnance BL 12-inch (Rail)
Railway Howtizer
Picture of the Ordnance BL 12-inch (Rail)
0026
National Flag Graphic
1916
Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)
Heavy Siege Howitzer
Picture of the Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)
0027
National Flag Graphic
1916
Ordnance BL 12-inch Gun Mk IX
Railway Gun
Picture of the Ordnance BL 12-inch Gun Mk IX
0028
National Flag Graphic
1915
Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
Heavy Field Gun
Picture of the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
0029
National Flag Graphic
1905
Ordnance BL 9.2-inch
234mm Railway Gun
Picture of the Ordnance BL 9.2-inch
0030
National Flag Graphic
1915
Ordnance QF 18-Pounder
Towed Field Gun
Picture of the Ordnance QF 18-Pounder
0031
National Flag Graphic
1904
Ordnance QF 2-Pounder (Pom-Pom)
Anti-Aircraft (AA) Cannon
Picture of the Ordnance QF 2-Pounder (Pom-Pom)
0032
National Flag Graphic
1915
Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch
Medium Field Gun / Coastal Artillery / Naval Gun
Picture of the Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch
0033
National Flag Graphic
1887
Panzerzug II (PzZug II)
Armored Train
Picture of the Panzerzug II (PzZug II)
0034
National Flag Graphic
1915
Type 38 75mm
Towed Field Gun
Picture of the Type 38 75mm
0035
National Flag Graphic
1905


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