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Weapons used in the Great War

British 9.2 inch (Mark I) howitzer

The design of the 9.2-inch (234mm) Howitzer started in 1910. The contract went to the Coventry Ordnance Works, and the first gun was completed...

German 21 cm morser

When the War started in 1914, the German Army could field 216 of these big guns, and they were used from the very first...

German 10.5-cm howitzer 1916

The German lFH 16 was designed during the war by Rheinmetall as a replacement for the old, standard light howitzer, the lFH 98/09. It...

French 370 mm mortar

The 370 mm Mortar was a product of and for French artillery. The gun itself was so big it had to be mounted on...

French 155mm Grande Puissance Filloux Gun

It was the French who made the best tank of the Great War, the FT-17; it was also the French who made the best...

German 10 cm Model 1917 field gun

In its artillery role, the 10cm Kanone 1914 proved effective in combat and generated much interest in a longer-range piece along similar lines. The...

British 18 pounder (Mark I) field gun

The field gun that was to become the 18pdr owed its origins to the Second Boer War. That distant and muddled conflict emphatically pushed...

British 4.5 inch howitzer

After all the unexpected setbacks suffered by the British in the Boer War, gunmakers were asked to submit new designs for a Field Howitzer,...

British 60-pounder field gun

The 60-pounder Mk. I were formed into "Heavy Batteries" in the First World War operated by the Royal Garrison Artillery and used mainly for...

Austrian 10.4 cm field gun M14

When the word Austro-Hungarian Artillery is mentioned, most of us thinks of the huge 30.5cm Skoda Mortars - a feared and spectacular weapon, used...

British 12 inch (Mark III) railway howitzer

During World War II, Britain has designed three variants of the 305-mm (12-inch) railway howitzers. In the first model (Mark 1) stood at 12...