What was the range of artillery in ww1?
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Correspondingly, how was long range artillery used in ww1?
Artillery (heavy guns) played a big part in the battlefields of World War I. A bombardment that was aimed well could destroy enemy trenches, and knock out artillery batteries (groups of guns) and communication lines. It could also help break up an attack by infantry (soldiers on foot).
Also, how many artillery shells were used in ww1? The International Encyclopedia of the First World War states that German field or light artillery fired 222 million rounds, which excludes German heavy artillery, and the artillery of all other combatants.
Similarly, you may ask, what is the longest range artillery?
The "Paris Gun" was meant to overcome German forces inability to within traditional artillery range of Paris during World War I. Able to hurl a more than 230 pound shell some 75 miles to the French capital, the Paris gun had the longest range of any artillery weapon ever.
What was the significance of artillery in World War 1?
The artillery of World War I was the trench warfare that set in shortly after the conflict commenced, and was an important factor in the war, influencing its tactics, and operations, and being incorporated into strategies that were used by the belligerents to break the stalemate at the front.