August 1935

Do We Need Artillery in Small Wars?

Volume 19, Issue 3

The primary mission of artillery is to support the infantry. Light artillery is employed principally against personnel, accompanying weapons, tanks, and those material targets which its fire is able to destroy. Medium artillery reinforces the fire of light artillery, assists in counterbattery, and undertakes missions beyond the range of the power of light artillery. Anti-aircraft artillery primarily for defense against air attack may be used to supplement the fire of light artillery. Artillery fire produces great moral effect due to the strong detonation of its projectiles.

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