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Synonyms for howitzer

a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range

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Although most truck mounted artillery development has been using 155mm weapons some efforts have been directed at the smaller 105mm howitzer.
Over the next 15 years the Indian Army hopes to acquire a total of 220 ultralight howitzers.
Var of Fyrtyna Howitzer Systems and heavy duty machines
1, he also sent a similar letter to Iriberri informing him that the FEO had revoked the permits to import the howitzer rounds after MKEK appointed a new local partner.
The shipment contained 70 M198 Howitzers and 26 million rounds of ammunition.
For many years in the 1990s, I sat next to Angus in our Glasgow office and was privileged to listen and watch him as, week after week, he loaded the howitzer.
But now there's a new tire assembly, NSN 2530-01-626-2559, designed to prevent broken tire stems and keep your howitzer in the game.
It was with this situation in mind that it had been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Defence that an integrated "air mobile artillery" system in which the weapon, a 105 mm field gun (of the kind manufactured by the Indian Ordnance Factory) is fired from a flying aircraft with greater accuracy than a ground based howitzer.
BAE Systems said the success of the M777 in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is reflected in the global interest in the howitzer.
Nicknamed the "Cavalier Redlegs" because its three batteries were all from Virginia, the 780th is best known for the first use of direct assault fire from an 8-inch, self-propelled howitzer in Korea, George Ellis recalled.
ASELSAN said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it would develop an ordnance transfer system for Turkey's self-propelled howitzer, T-155 Firtina (or Storm), a Turkish variant of the South-Korean K-9 Thunder howitzers.
Weighing in at less than 4200kg, the revolutionary M777 is the world's first artillery weapon to make widespread use of titanium and aluminum alloys, resulting in a howitzer which is half the weight of conventional 155mm systems.
The M777 is the military's newest field artillery weapon, a lightweight 155mm towed howitzer developed jointly by the Army and Marine Corps.
It wasn't until they teased the bomb out of the soil with a garden fork they discovered it was a Howitzer artillery shell.
The concept is to arrange a summit meeting with the local tribal elders; then, to emphasize a point, the Canadian negotiator will have his gunners simply drop a 155-mm howitzer round into a nearby field.