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List of siege artillery

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Siege artillery (also siege guns or siege cannons) are heavy guns designed to bombard fortifications, cities, and other fixed targets. They are distinct from field artillery and are a class of siege weapon capable of firing heavy cannonballs or shells that required enormous transport and logistical support to operate. They lacked mobility and thus were rarely useful in more mobile warfare situations, generally having been superseded by heavy howitzers (towed and self-propelled artillery), strategic bomber aircraft, surface-to-surface missiles, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and multiple rocket launchers in modern warfare.

Muzzle-loading artilleryEdit

Breech-loading artilleryEdit

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Design
88 9 cm Kanone C/79   German Empire 1879- World War I
107 42-line siege gun M1877   Russian Empire Russo-Japanese War
120 12-cm Kanone M 80   Austria-Hungary World War I
120 Canon de 120 mm modèle 1878   France World War I / World War II
120 12 cm Kanone C/80   German Empire World War I
120 Obusier de 120 mm modèle 1890   France World War I
149.1 15 cm Kanone M 80   Austria-Hungary World War I
149.1 15 cm Ring Kanone C/72   German Empire World War I
149.1 15 cm Ring Kanone C/92   German Empire World War I
149.1 15 cm Ring Kanone L/30   German Empire World War I
149.1 Type 96 15 cm cannon   Japan World War II
152.4 6 inch siege gun M1877   Russian Empire World War I
152.5 BLC 6 inch siege gun   United Kingdom 1902 - 1915
152.4 6 inch siege gun M1904   Russian Empire World War I
152.4 152 mm siege gun M1910   Russian Empire World War I
152.4 Cannone da 152/45   Italy World War I / World War II
155 De Bange 155 mm cannon   France World War I
155 Obusier de 155 mm C modèle 1881   France World War I
155 Obusier de 155 mm C modèle 1890   France World War I
180 18 cm kurze Kanone M 80   Austria-Hungary World War I
203 8-inch mortar M1877   Russian Empire World War I
210 210 mm M1894   Belgium World War I
210 210 mm gun M1939 (Br-17)   Soviet Union World War II
210 Mortaio da 210/8 D.S.   Italy World War I / World War II
210 Paris Gun   German Empire World War I
220 Mortier de 220 mm modèle 1880   France World War I
220 Skoda 220 mm howitzer   Czechoslovakia World War II
229 9-inch mortar M1877   Russian Empire World War I
233 BL 9.2 inch Howitzer   United Kingdom World War I
240 24 cm Mörser M 98   Austria-Hungary pre-World War I
240 24 cm Haubitze 39   Czechoslovakia World War II
240 Canon de 24 C modèle 1876   France World War I
240 Canon de 240 L Mle 1884   France World War I / World War II
240 Canon de 240 TR Mle 1903   France World War I / World War II
240 24 cm Kanone M. 16   Austria-Hungary World War I / World War II
240 24 cm Kanone 3   Nazi Germany World War II
240 Type 45 240 mm howitzer   Japan World War II
240 Type 96 24 cm howitzer   Japan World War II
260 Mortaio da 260/9 Modello 16   Italy World War I /World War II
270 Mortier de 270 mm modèle 1885   France World War I
270 Mortier de 270 mm modèle 1889   France World War I / World War II
280 Obice da 280   Kingdom of Italy World War I / World War II
280 Mortier 280 mm TR de Schneider sur affût-chenilles St Chamond   France World War II
280 28 cm howitzer L/10   Japan Russo-Japanese War / World War I / World War II
280 11-inch mortar M1877   Russian Empire World War I
280 11-inch gun M1877   Russian Empire World War I
283 28 cm Haubitze L/12   German Empire World War I / World War II
283 28 cm Haubitze L/14 i.R.   German Empire World War I
293 Mortier de 293 Danois sur affut-truck modèle 1914   France World War I / World War II
305 BL 12 inch Howitzer   United Kingdom World War I
305 Type 7 30 cm Howitzer   Japan World War II
305 Obice da 305/17   Kingdom of Italy World War I
305 305 mm howitzer M1915   Russian Empire World War I
305 305 mm howitzer M1939 (Br-18)   Soviet Union World War II
305 30.5 cm M. 11 (Škoda)   Austria-Hungary World War I
305 30.5 cm M. 16 (Škoda)   Austria-Hungary World War I / World War II
355 35.5 cm Haubitze M1   Nazi Germany World War II
370 Mortier de 370 modèle 1914 Filloux   France World War I / World War II
380 38 cm Belagerungshaubitze M 16   Austria-Hungary World War I
381 BL 15 inch Howitzer   United Kingdom World War I
420 42 cm Gamma Mörser   German Empire World War I / World War II
420 Big Bertha   German Empire World War I
420 42 cm Haubitze M. 14/16   Austria-Hungary World War I / World War II
540 Karl-Gerät 041   Nazi Germany World War II
600 Karl-Gerät 040   Nazi Germany World War II
800 Schwerer Gustav   Nazi Germany World War II

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