List of siege artillery

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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 They have been generally superseded by strategic bomber aircraft and surface-to-surface missiles in modern warfare.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 artillery[edit]

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

Breech-loading artillery[edit]

Caliber (mm) Weapon name Country of origin Design
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
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
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 240 L Mle 1884  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
283 28 cm Haubitze L/12  German Empire World War I / World War II
305 BL 12 inch Howitzer  United Kingdom 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
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
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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