Artillery refers to the use of mechanical energy, chemical energy (gunpowder), electromagnetic energy and other energy sources to projectiles, with a range exceeding the range of individual weapons. Composed of two parts, the gun barrel and the gun mount, it is a barrel shooting weapon with a caliber of not less than 20 mm (0.78 inches).
Artillery classification
According to the purpose, it can be divided into suppression guns, anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank guns, tank guns, naval guns, coastal guns and aviation machine guns. Suppression guns include cannons, howitzers, cannon howitzers (plus howitzers), mortars and mortar howitzers (mortars). Some countries also include rocket launchers as suppression guns.
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