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Towed Artillery Systems

Since the first projectile was launched against an enemy position in ancient warfare, the artillery system has proven a critical component to battlefield success.

There are a total of 94 Towed Artillery Systems in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


1944
10.5-cm leFH 18/40
The 10.5-cm leFH 18/40 light howitzer appeared alongside the existing leFH 18 and the leFH 18M series of 105mm field howitzer...

1950
100mm Air Defense Gun KS-19
Before the arrival of surface-to-air, anti-aircraft missiles, nations depended on simple artillery-based guns to protect airs...

1944
100mm Model 1944 (BS-3)
The field gun has long remained a staple of any successful land force. Napoleon utilized his pieces with excellent results wh...

1942
12.8cm FlaK 40
The 128mm FlaK 40 was one of the largest anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by the Germans in World War 2. Design of the t...

1940
120mm Gun M1
The advent of aircraft as effective tools of war in World War 1 prompted the need for ground-based artillery to track and ult...

1963
122mm Model 1963 (D-30)
The D-30 122mm howitzer became the standard Soviet artillery battlefield system, replacing the aging M-30 (M1938) 122mm howit...

1950
130mm Air Defense Gun KS-30
Developed in the latter part of the 1940s, the KS-30 130mm Air Defense Gun was utilized by the Soviet military to counter the...

1937
152mm Model 1937 (ML-20)
The Russian Empire held a working relationship with French military industry prior to World War 1. This led to development of...

1943
152mm Model 1943 (D-1)
As barrel rifling and efficient recoil and breech mechanisms became widely accepted, national armies began development and ad...

1955
152mm Model 1955 (D-20)
The M1955 was developed in the 1950's to late to be deployed in the Great Patriotic War 1939-1945. However this howitzer has ...

2002
155mm Panter (Panther)
Many modern armies revolve around the tried-and-true doctrine of strong artillery and air support to accompany the spearhead ...

1914
15-cm sFH 13 (15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
The sFH 13 series heavy field howitzer was of German origin and saw combat throughout World War 1 and even into World War 2. ...

1933
15-cm sFH 18 (15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18)
The 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (sFH 18) became the standard 149mm howitzer for German divisions through World War Two. The...

1941
17cm Kanone 18
Adolf Hitler and his Germany had always held a fondness for big, powerful weapons and heavy howitzers proved no exception. A ...

1955
180mm Gun S-23 (180mm Nywka C-23)
The S-23 was a heavy gun to be used in Europe if the Cold War got hot. It was available to Soviet allies and operations were...

1942
21cm Nebelwerfer 42 (NbW 42)
The 21-cm Nebelwerfer 42 (translating to "smoke-thrower" or "smoke launcher" and also known under the shortened designation ...

1940
25mm Air Defense Gun 72-K (M1940)
The Soviets had signed a secret non-aggregation pact with Nazi Germany on August 23rd, 1939 that came to be known as the "Tre...

1975
2A36 Giatsint-B (Hyacinth)
Beginning in the late 1960s, the Soviet engineers began design and development of a new 152mm towed field gun. Following the ...

1987

1935
2cm FlaK 30
The manufacturing automotive and defense firm of Rheinmetall-Borsig was given a defense contract by the German government to ...

1911
30.5cm Belagerungsmorser (Schlanke Emma)
While much of the heavy artillery fanfare of World War 1 (1914-1918) goes to the German Empire's "Big Bertha" and similar hea...

1914
42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha)
The Big Bertha was a German initiative set into action before World War 1 (1914-1918). The Germans, like their counterparts i...

1936
5cm FlaK 41
During World War 2 (1939-1945), ground-based Anti-Aircraft (AA) defense ranged across several established "layers" and guns o...

1915
6-Inch 26 cwt
The 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer was developed during World War 1 and was still in service at the beginning of World War 2. These w...

1932
7.5cm leichtes Infanteriegeschutz 18
While no longer a major component of today's infantry units, the infantry support gun was a battlefield staple since the adve...

1916
7.7cm Feldkanone 16
The Imperial German Army adopted the 7.7cm FK 96 field gun in 1896 though this system was almost immediately made obsolete wi...

1896
7.7cm Feldkanone 96
Artillery firepower still reigned supreme over the battlefields of World War 1 despite the arrival of the aircraft and the "t...

1939
76mm Divisional Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (F-22 USV / USV / 76-36)
The 76mm Divisional Gun M1939 was developed to replace the 76mm Divisional Gun M1936 (F-22) system of similar scope in the So...

1934
8.8cm FlaK 18 / FlaK 36 / FlaK 37 (German 88)
After World War 1 concluded in the armistice of November of 1918, the German Empire was held largely to blame by the victorio...

1943
8.8cm FlaK 41
Leading up to World War 2, no other nation was seemingly on the same technological edge as the Germans who spent years prior ...

1939
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (KS-12 / 52-K)
Throughout the 1930s, aircraft development was evolving by leaps and bounds across the world. As such, air defense forces of ...

1944
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1944 (M1944) (KS-18)
The 85mm M1944 air defense gun (or "Model 1944" and also known as "KS-18") was nothing more than the original M1939 platform ...

1946
90mm Gun T8
The 90mm Gun T8 was a proposed battlefield towed-artillery system for the United States Army. Developed during World War 2 - ...

1950
AZP S-60
The S-60 was designed primarily as a 57mm single-barreled, towed, anti-aircraft defense system. The gun was developed in the...

1941
BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun
During World War 1, British and Commonwealth artillery regiments relied on their trusted BL 6-inch 26 cwt series medium field...

1937

1913
Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
In 1913, the Italian Army adopted a 65mm towed mountain gun artillery system intended for its specially trained mountain infa...

1906
Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
Prior to World War 1, the Italian Army obtained a license production deal with the German concern of Krupp, makers of many ty...

1977
Canon 155mm L33 Modelo Argentino
A conventional large-caliber artillery piece by all accounts, the 155mm L33 modello Argentino towed field gun was in developm...

1913
Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider (L13S)
The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider was a French artillery development with origins in a Russian Army 107mm design. Prior to ...

1917
Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
The Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider was a standardized French Army heavy field howitzer receiving its baptism of fire in...

1917
Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917
Looking to fulfill a long-range heavy artillery requirement during World War 1 (1914-1918), the French undertook development ...

1897
Canon de 75 modele 1897
One of the finest artillery pieces of her time and the first "true" modern artillery system adopted by a national army was th...

1983
Denel G5 155mm
During much of the Cold War, apartheid reigned in South Africa. This official policy movement - with origins in colonial time...

1813
Dutch Bronze 6-Pounder Field Gun
Field guns were increasingly used throughout much of the modern world by the time of Napoleon. The Emperor made frequent use ...

1993
FH-2000
...

1988
FH-88
With its adoption in 1988, the FH-88 series of 155mm field howitzer became the first indigenously designed and produced artil...

1936
Krupp K5 (Anzio Annie)
During World War 1, the Krupp concern - a German industrial steel and weapons manufacturer - produced large caliber railway g...

1976
L118 Light Gun (Gun, 105mm, Field, L118)
The L118 "Light Gun" is the 105mm howitzer of choice for the British Army and has served its Parachute and Commando Field Art...

1944
Little David
In 1944, the United States War Department was planning for the invasion of the Japanese mainland and expecting to encounter v...

1927
M1 Pack Howitzer / M116
The M1A1 Pack Howitzer was the standard howitzer for American forces in World War 2. The Pack design actually traced its root...

1938
M1/M2 (M59 / Long Tom)
When the American military went to Europe in World War 1 in 1917 they were in short supply of just about any war-making imple...

1941
M114 155mm (155mm Howitzer M1)
Prior to its use of the M198 howitzer of 1979, the United States military (and many of its allies) relied on the World War 2-...

1918
M1918 155 GPF
The 155mm (6.10 in) field gun was originally designed and built by France during World War I under the direction of one Colo...

1953
M21 4.5in (114mm) Rocket Launcher
The portable mass rocket launcher was realized in World War 2 with the Allies, Germans and Soviets all utilizing some form of...

1943
M3 (105mm Howitzer M3)
World War 2 gave rise to the airborne trooper - light infantry airdropped into enemy territory for the purpose of lightning-q...

1940
M3 37mm AT
Even before World War 2, the United States Army had already begun development of an anti-tank gun. The system was required to...

1954
M-46 (M1954)
The M-46 (formal designation of "130mm Towed Field Gun M1954) was a Soviet Cold War-era battlefield implement designed to ful...

2006
M777 UFH
The M777 "Ultra-lightweight Field Howitzer" (UFH) was developed as a private venture (under Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineer...

1841
Model 1841 6-Pounder (Gun)
The United States Army adopted a new standardized 6-pounder field gun in 1841 as the aptly-designated Model 1841. The weapon'...

1841
Model 1841 6-Pounder (Howitzer)
The United States Army adopted the Model 1841 6-pounder field gun in 1841 and this weapon system consequently went on to see ...

1853
Model 1853 12-Pounder Napoleon
The French Army enjoyed success through the service life of the revolutionary Model 1853 "Napoleon" 12-Pounder field gun (kno...

1857
Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon
War planners of the American Civil War were not lost on the value of artillery in their respective campaigns involving the No...

1861
Model 1861 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle
Prior to the American Civil War (1861-1865), Robert Parker Parrott served as a captain in the US Army. From this experience, ...

1943
MT-13 (M1943)
The mortar as a weapon is one dating back to about the 12th Century or perhaps even earlier and most always credited to the C...

1934

1943
Ordnance QF 17-pounder
With full scale war across Europe in full swing, the battle tank was the forefront of any offensive armored spearhead. As the...

1930
Ordnance QF 25-pounder
The British QF 25 pounder (or 25-pdr) was the gun of choice for various nations before, during and after World War Two. From ...

1943

1936
Ordnance QF 2-pounder
The rather promising Ordnance QF 2-pounder anti-tank gun suffered historically from entering operational service at a time wh...

1942
Ordnance QF 6-pounder
The Ordnance QF 2-pdr anti-tank gun was barely adequate for tackling German tank armor at the start of World War 2. However, ...

1936
PaK 35/36 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 35/36)
The 3.7-cm PaK 35/36 ("PaK" for "PanzerAbwehrKanone") was the standard-issue anti-tank cannon of the Wehrmacht by the time of...

1940
PaK 38 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 38)
While the 37mm PaK 35/36 anti-tank cannon proved a success during its trial in the Spanish Civil War, German authorities knew...

1941
PaK 40 (PanzerAbwehrKanone 40)
By 1939, the German Army had already matched current battlefield conditions with their design and development of the PaK 38 5...

1943

1944

1920
Rock Island Arsenal M101
The first prototype was the M1 developed in 1920 by the Rock Island Arsenal. After long trials the M1 was replaced by the M2 ...

1964
Rock Island Arsenal M102
In 1955 the US Army issued a requirement for a new towed light howitzer to replace the M101 which was the same basic design d...

1989
Rock Island Arsenal M119
The 105mm M119 was originally designed, developed, and built by the Royal Ordnance Factories of Nottingham, England, as the L...

1979
Rock Island Arsenal M198
The medium size M198 replaced the well reguarded M114 that was developed in the 1930's. A continuing need to upgrade howitze...

2005
SLWH Pegasus (Singapore Light Weight Howitzer)
With a growing indigenous military arms industry, Singapore began development of a light 155mm howitzer to produce the Singap...

1975

1942
Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun
The Japanese military was ultimately delivered a series of shortcomings that became readily apparent as World War 2 progresse...

1905
Type 38 75mm
The Type 38 Field Gun of the Imperial Japanese Army held origins dating back to a German Krupp design. Local-license producti...

1939
Type 55 (M1939)
The M1939 37mm anti aircraft weapon system is based on the Bofors 25mm Model 1933 gun system of 1935. It saw extensive action...

1954
Type 59 (Field Gun)
The Type 59 is a Chinese license-production copy of the successful Soviet M-46 (also known as the M1954 to the West). It is p...

1963

1932
Type 90 75mm
The Type 90 was intended as a standardized 75mm field gun for the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) heading into World War 2 (1939...

1932

1943

1942

1949
ZPU-1
Development of the ZPU-1 began after World War 2 in 1947. The ZPU-1 was nothing more than a single-barreled version of the su...

1949
ZPU-2
...

1949
ZPU-4
The ZPU-4 anti-aircraft gun was developed in the post-war Soviet Union, seeing official production service in 1949. The towed...
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