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#1 JBark

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:06 AM

Other than understanding that the tube propells a projectile out and up to eventually land on or near the enemy and explode I don't know a ton about artillery mechanics. How do the gunners aim and how accurate were they with initial fire. Did SP arty use the same means to aim?

#2 RD3

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:51 AM

JBark, you are asking a lot their. Maybe you can start with this link in Wikipedia: Artillery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are a few links in the text, for example about azimut, that can explain the system of aiming.

Other links:
Artillery Aiming Procedure
Indirect fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I hope this gets you a bit further.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:03 AM

Fine site to begin browsing principles and abilities of WW2 Artillery:
BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

This introduction to artillery for trainee battleship gunners is one of the best texts I've seen. Part B covers internal ballistics, and Part C covers external. It's even fun to read!




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