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Artillery other than antiaircraft artillery that is light enough to be mounted for use in the field.
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(Military) artillery capable of deployment in support of front-line troops, due mainly to its mobility
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artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field.
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Equipment, supplies, ammunition, and personnel involved in the use of cannon, rocket, or surface-to-surface missile launchers. Field artillery cannons are classified according to caliber as follows. Light--120mm and less. Medium--121-160mm. Heavy--161-210mm. Very heavy--greater than 210mm. Also called FA. See also direct support artillery; general support artillery.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||field artillery - movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)|
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