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Classification of Artillery

Artillery types can be categorised in several ways, for example by type or size of weapon or ordnance, by role or by organizational arrangements.

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... A third form of artillery typing is to classify it as "light", "medium", "heavy" and various other terms ... introduced in World War I, which spawned a very wide array of artillery in all sorts of sizes so a simple categorical system was needed ...

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