• "Military Thought"
  • Date:03-01-2001(MTR-No.002)
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Heavy Artillery: History and Prospects

Author: S.V. LOMACHENKO, O.G. BULATOV, S.L. GAVRILOVICH

Col. S.V. LOMACHENKO

Candidate of Military Sciences

Col. O.G. BULATOV

Candidate of Military Sciences

Col. S.L. GAVRILOVICH

Candidate of Technical Sciences

For centuries, ever since its inception, artillery has been the core of the firepower of any army and navy. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the numerous local and regional armed conflicts provide further evidence to artillery's multipurpose capability and high effectiveness in all weather conditions, at any time of day, and on any theater of military operations. The old truth that without artillery there can be no success in combat (operation) still holds today.

The entire history of artillery is marked by the aspiration of designers and developers to create ever more powerful systems. Thus, in the second half of the 19th century, Russia adopted 280-mm guns for operational service. At the beginning of the 20th century, in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), heavy artillery had a very special role to play. It was thanks to the skills and efficiency of artillery men that Port Arthur, sealed off from the land and the sea, held out for 11 months.

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