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Artillery - World War II

Towed Field Artillery
19.. Gun M3 Anti-Tank Gun37mm..
19.. How M1 Field Gun75mm..
19.. How M2 Field Gun75mm..
19.. Howitzer M3 Field Gun105mm..
19.. Gun M1 Field Gun155mm..
19.. Howitzer M1 Field Gun155mm..
19.. Gun M1 Field Gun8 inch ..
19.. Howitzer M1 Field Gun8 inch ..
19.. M1 Howitzer 240mm..
19.. M2 Howitzer Field Gun..
19.. M18 Recoilless Gun..
19.. M20 Recoilless Gun..
Coastal Defense Gun
19.. M1 Coastal Defense Gun6 in..
19.. Mk VI Coastal Defense Gun8 in..
19.. Gun M1917 Coastal Defense Gun12 in..
19.. Mor M1912 Coastal Defense Gun12 in..
19.. M1910 Coastal Defense Gun14 in..
19.. M1919 Coastal Defense Gun16 in..
Anti-Aircraft Gun
19.. M1 Anti-Aircraft Gun37mm..
19.. M3 Anti-Aircraft Gun3 in ..
19.. M2 Anti-Aircraft Gun90mm..
19.. M3 Anti-Aircraft Gun105mm..
19.. Gun M1 Anti-Aircraft Gun120mm..
Self-propelled guns
19.. mm..
19.. mm..
19.. mm..
During World War II, the US artillery was far ahead of other countries in terms of equipment and training. Due to advanced communications, the US artillery could mobilize all artillery units within range to fire as long as there is a need on the front line. And as long as there are ten to twenty minutes, you can work out a powerful TOT (while playing Time-On-Target) shooting plan. Coupled with the strong shooting ability of the artillery, the US artillery can even fire effectively at the designated position without test firing.

On the other hand, the size of the US artillery is actually not small. A US infantry division was composed of three 105 howitzer battalions and one 155 howitzer battalion. From the perspective of the organization, it was not more than other countries, but the artillery attached to it can be very large. A division’s offense can even be supported by more than twenty artillery battalions. The command and control of so many artillery units can be completed at the division level.

From mid-1943 onwards tank destroyers served more increasingly as field artillery as the demand for firepower grew and as the need for antitank weapons diminished even though Lieutenant General Lesley J. McNair, Commander, Army Ground Forces, and others still perceived that the destroyer's primary role was antitank warfare.

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