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howitzer Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term howitzer .

howitzer Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term howitzer .

howitzer



1. A cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories. 2. Normally a cannon with a tube length of 20 to 30 calibers; however, the tube length can exceed 30 calibers and still be considered a howitzer when the high angle fire zoning solution permits range overlap between charges. See also gun; mortar. (US DoD)
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