Poll: Best Artillery System ever




 
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May 14th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 

Topic: Poll: Best Artillery System ever


Ok Gunners

Which Field Artillery System do you think had the greatest impact on War. Which weapon are the most innovative or historically significant. Anti-Tank/Anti Aircraft are permitted but only in large bore. 40mm Bofors don't count.

My list is as follows

10 Pound Parrot
6 pound Napoleon
12 pound Napoleon
French 75 Modele 1897
M114 155mm 'Long Tom'
German PAK 88
M109 Paladin

Feel free to add to the list, agree/disagree.
May 14th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
Paladin
May 15th, 2007  
Fox
 
 
German PAK 88 and M109 Paladin...
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May 15th, 2007  
Gator
 
 
In my opinion, the M110 8 Inch SP was the best Gun on the battlefield all around, after that and for greater distance it would be the M107 175mm SP Gun, then the M109A6 155mm Paladin using the RAP Round for greater range on the Gun, if need be.
August 5th, 2007  
Muzzlebrake
 
 
The best ever was the Paladin - until now. It's decendant the Crusader is being used by the Germans (or at least the Military Channel says so). A shame the US created it but doesn't have it.

As for most historically significant that would have to be the French 75 Modele 1897. That gun put an end to having to relaying the gun after every round and changed artillery forever. That gun was why WWI was an artillery war and why artillery is still the weapon that inflicts the most casualties on the enemy - other than aircraft of course.
October 18th, 2007  
blackcats_IAF
 
 

heyy ppl!!...do BOFORS fit in the list!!>>!!!!!......well course PALADIN's the BEST!!!.....
October 18th, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
These weapons span quite a long period in history.

For it's time, I like the French 75 Mod. 1897, I feel it was the first truly "modern" field piece and affected the development of all those that followed it, incorporating many ideas that are still in service and haven't been greatly improved upon like the interrupted screw breech and integral hydraulic recoil system. The first Quick Firing artillery piece.
October 25th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
These weapons span quite a long period in history.

For it's time, I like the French 75 Mod. 1897, I feel it was the first truly "modern" field piece and affected the development of all those that followed it, incorporating many ideas that are still in service and haven't been greatly improved upon like the interrupted screw breech and integral hydraulic recoil system. The first Quick Firing artillery piece.
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I agree. Its recoil system was nothing short of revolutionary. It was so revolutionary that it was a state secret until the start of WWI.
November 9th, 2007  
AussieNick
 
I believe the Bofors 40mm should be on the list, and It'd be my pick.
December 1st, 2007  
Rossiman
 
 
Archer is going to take the crown, for truly "mobile" artillery.
The Paladin,NLOS and the German PZH 2000 are great to.
The NLOS is a replacement for the Crusader, the Crusader is a "dead" program. It got canceled in 2002.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...d/fcs-nlos.htm
NLOS
http://www.fmv.se/WmTemplates/Page.aspx?id=1375
Archer
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/crusader/
Canceled Crusader
Quote:
In May 2002, the Crusader program was officially terminated by the Department of Defense because it was not considered sufficiently mobile or precise for the evolving security needs of the 21st century.

Here is a good video on the Archer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leYCw...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CHfcOPGAt0
 


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