Howitzer vs Fieldpiece - What's the difference?

howitzer | fieldpiece |


As nouns the difference between howitzer and fieldpiece

is that howitzer is a cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars the howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories jp 1-02 while fieldpiece is a mobile artillery piece, ie gun or howitzer, for use in the field.

howitzer

Noun

(en noun)
  • A cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories. JP 1-02.
  • Normally a cannon with a tube length of 20 to 30 calibers; however, the tube length can exceed 30 calibers and still be considered a howitzer when the high angle fire zoning solution permits range overlap between charges. JP 1-02. See also gun; mortar.
  • (sports, rugby, ice hockey) A powerfully hit shot.
  • fieldpiece

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mobile artillery piece, i.e. gun or howitzer, for use in the field.
  • Synonyms

    * field gun