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WW1 Howitzer Gun

A Gun-howitzer is a type of artillery weapon that is intended to fulfill both the role of ordinary cannon or field gun, and that of a howitzer. It is thus able to convey both direct and indirect fire.

The first gun-howitzer was the French canon obusier of 19th century. The smooth-bore Canon obusier de 12 was a versatile weapon that quickly replaced both ordinary cannons and howitzers in French service, and became one of the basic types of artillery used by both sides of the American Civil War. Owing to their versatility, gun-howitzers gained prominence in the period leading to World War II as a more flexible weapon than ordinary howitzers and were adopted by armies of both the Allies (for instance the Soviet ML-20 152 mm M1937 and British (88 mm) Ordnance QF 25-pounder) and the Axis (German 10.5 cm leFH 18).[1]

Battlefield 1Edit

The Siege Howitzer is an emplacement featured in Battlefield 1 in the Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass expansion. It functions in a similar manner to the mortar through indirect aiming/firing and can be operated by any player.[2]

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TriviaEdit

  • The cannon is modeled after the BL 9.2-inch howitzer Mk I, as indicated by its shorter barrel.
  • Prior to its introduction in "They Shall Not Pass", a siege howitzer can be found on Monte Grappa, but is currently unusable.[3]

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