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Artillery fires large caliber shells with explosive warheads over considerable distances in support of military operations. Artillery may be fixed in position, such as coast artillery that used to be installed to protect ports or other waterways. Field artillery moves with the military force in the form of both towed and self-propelled guns. Another way to categorize artillery is to distinguish between guns used against other ground forces vs. anti-aircraft artillery (AAA).
There is a long history to artillery, ranging from crude cannons with smooth barrels to modern, computer directed precision weapons. This section does not include mortars which are covered as part of Infantry Weapons.
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