field artillery

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Definition of field artillery 

: artillery other than antiaircraft artillery used with armies in the field

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Originally developed as field artillery for the U.S. Army, the 105-millimeter gun fires 33-pound high explosive shells the size of two-liter soda bottles at up to ten rounds a minute, at ranges of up to 7 miles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Take a Ride Inside the AC-130 "Spooky" Gunship," 10 May 2016 Countries such as Russia and China, with their own navies and air forces, could temporarily cut off Marine units from the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters and field artillery units meant to give them a huge firepower advantage on the battlefield. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Marines Want an Ultra-Portable Kamikaze Drone," 26 Apr. 2018 Private Ralph Brady, battery F. 145th field artillery, Camp Kearny. sandiegouniontribune.com, "May 6, 1918: 13 drown at Ocean Beach," 6 May 2018 The groom served six years in the Texas Army National Guard, deploying to Baghdad as a field artillery officer. New York Times, "Alicia Ciccone, William Thomas," 15 Apr. 2018 Now a first lieutenant, Pat has been stationed in Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Italy, and is currently a field artillery officer with the 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, based in Bavaria, Germany. Philly.com, "Philadelphia weddings: Ashleen McDonough and Patrick Loughnane," 15 Mar. 2018 However, howitzers can fire several rounds in quick succession, and a typical six-to-eight-gun field artillery battery could fire up to two dozen rounds in 15 seconds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army’s Big Artillery Guns Will Try to Shoot Down Missiles," 30 Jan. 2018 Faced with a growing number of missile threats, the Pentagon is looking to the U.S. Army’s field artillery to shoot down those incoming threats. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army’s Big Artillery Guns Will Try to Shoot Down Missiles," 30 Jan. 2018 Mandus Group, a defense contractor that specializes in field artillery maintenance, figured out that the key to reducing howitzer weight was to reduce recoil. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Humvee-Mounted Howitzer Is Here To "Shoot and Scoot"," 20 Sep. 2017

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1645, in the meaning defined above

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