Artillery Gun - Howitzer

The History of the Artillery Gun - Howitzer from World War I

What it was used for...

The Artillery of World War I was used to counter the Trench Warfare... World War I raised artillery to a new level of importance on the battlefield. It was used to break the moral support of the enemy by bombarding the trenches quit frequently no longer making the trench a safe place. Which gave both sides a advantage...

Who had it?

How did it transform the world today...

In the first world war the howitzer is know for its long barrels and what trajectories they could do. Today the howitzer is most commonly assumed to most people as any type of artillery.The modern howitzers were invented in Sweden towards the end of the 17th century. Which were a little shorter than field guns. This weapon helped end World War I and would be used in later wars...
British Howitzers In Action (1914-1917)

Modern Artillery

There are 28 different type of artillery america has today. Seven of them are considered Howitzers.
US Marines M777 Howitzer 155mm in Afghanistan