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Siege artillery were heavy guns and other bombardment devices designed to bombard fortifications, cities, and other fixed targets. They were capable of firing heavy cannonballs or shells but required enormous transport and logistical support to operate. They lacked mobility and thus were rarely useful in more mobile warfare situations. They have been generally superseded by strategic bomber aircraft and surface-to-surface missiles in modern warfare.

Muzzle-loading artilleryEdit

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Design
106 Canon lourd de 8 Gribeauval Royal Standard of the King of France.svg Kingdom of France 1775
114 4.5-inch siege rifle United States 1862
121 Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval Royal Standard of the King of France.svg Kingdom of France 1775
134 Canon de 16 Gribeauval Royal Standard of the King of France.svg Kingdom of France 1775
148 24-pdr M1839 rifle United States 1839
153 Canon de 24 Gribeauval Royal Standard of the King of France.svg Kingdom of France 1775
163 32-pdr M1829 rifle United States 1829
178 42-pdr M1841 rifle United States 1841
200 Kartouwe Prinsenvlag.svg Dutch Republic 16th century
230 Abus Gun Ottoman flag.svg Ottoman Empire 16th century
650 Dardanelles Gun Ottoman flag.svg Ottoman Empire 1464
660 Dulle Griet Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).svg Holy Roman Empire First half of 15th century
735 Faule Mette Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).svg Holy Roman Empire 1411
820 Pumhart von Steyr Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austrian Empire Early 15th century
890 Tsar Cannon Russian Empire Tsardom of Russia 1586

Breech-loading artilleryEdit

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Design
152.4 6 inch siege gun M1877 Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) 3.svg Russian Empire World War I
152.5 BLC 6 inch siege gun Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 1902 - 1915
152.4 6 inch siege gun M1904 Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) 3.svg Russian Empire World War I
152.4 152 mm siege gun M1910 Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) 3.svg Russian Empire World War I
210 210 mm gun M1939 (Br-17) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union World War II
210 Mortaio da 210/8 D.S. Flag of Italy.svg Italy World War I / World War II
210 Paris Gun Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire World War I
233 BL 9.2 inch Howitzer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom World War I
240 24 cm Mörser M 98 Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary pre-World War I
240 24 cm Haubitze 39 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia World War II
240 Canon de 240 L Mle 1884 Flag of France.svg France World War I / World War II
240 24 cm Kanone M. 16 Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary World War I / World War II
240 24 cm Kanone 3 Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany World War II
283 28 cm Haubitze L/12 Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire World War I / World War II
305 BL 12 inch Howitzer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom World War I
305 305 mm howitzer M1915 Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) 3.svg Russian Empire World War I
305 305 mm howitzer M1939 (Br-18) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union World War II
305 30.5 cm M. 11 (Škoda) Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary World War I
305 30.5 cm M. 16 (Škoda) Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary World War I / World War II
380 38 cm Belagerungshaubitze M 16 Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary World War I
381 BL 15 inch Howitzer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom World War I
420 42 cm Gamma Mörser Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire World War I / World War II
420 Big Bertha Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire World War I
540 Karl-Gerät 041 Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany World War II
600 Karl-Gerät 040 Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany World War II
800 Schwerer Gustav Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany World War II

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