Caroline Hebert, Sarah Bowman, Ana Martinez, & Allison Hall
How did Artillery impact the war?
The years of the First World War had provided several developments in artillery warfare.
Artillery could now shoot farther and more explosively than ever before.
Because of this, enemies in trenches would no longer always be safe, and would constantly be fired upon.
In some areas, artillery concentration would be common, several artillery firing onto an area – such as a line of trenches, each firing several rounds per minute lasting for hours.
3 main types of Artillery
2. Howitzers: Weapons generally used for the indirect shooting (curved trajectory).
3. Mortars: Ancient name of the heavy guns used for the indirect only.
Main Artillery of WWI
A fieldgun: state of the art of the beginning of the century
The FIELD GUN appeared for the first time in the french army in 1897. It was developed by General Deloye. Many of the other guns used in WWI were based off of the field gun.