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Abhinav Kadam

Abhinav Kadam

Asked on 19 January, 2019

What is a howitzer?

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A howitzer is a type of artillery characterized by relatively short barrels and comparatively small propellant charges. Howitzers fire projectiles over high trajectories at low velocities with a steep angle of descent.

Hansika Saxena

Hansika Saxena

Asked on 19 January, 2019

When were the first howitzers invented?

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The first howitzers were invented in the late 17th century in Sweden.

Rajesh Malik

Rajesh Malik

Asked on 19 January, 2019

What is the biggest howitzer ever made?

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The Schwerer Gustav, built by Germany in the 1930s, is the largest-calibre artillery piece to have ever been used in combat. Weighing a massive 1,350 tons, the Schwerer Gustav could fire shells weighing up to seven tons over distances of 47km. It was destroyed by the Germans towards the end of World War II to avoid capture by the Red Army.

Vishal Trivedi

Vishal Trivedi

Asked on 19 January, 2019

What are some of the best modern howitzers?

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The Archer FH77 BW L52 Self-Propelled Howitzer, DONAR Artillery Gun Module, PzH 2000, CAESAR 155mm Howitzer, K9 Thunder, NORA-B/52 SP Gun-Howitzer, KRAB 155mm SPH, ATMOS 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer, Singapore Self Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus, and Paladin M109A6 PIM are some of the best modern-day howitzers.

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