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field gun

a gun specially designed for service in direct support of front-line troops
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  • It was only about five, however, that a field gun reached Chobham for use against the first body of Martians.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • But it was beaten back with great loss by the Maxims and the field gun.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • As many as twenty shots a minute have been fired from a British field gun.

  • That runs straight for a mile, but there's a field gun at the bottom of the volcano.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • The German here really snipes much more with his field gun than with his rifle.

    Letters from France C. E. W. Bean
  • The guns were of every kind, from the field gun to the heaviest howitzer.

    The Old Front Line John Masefield
  • We traveled many miles from the field gun school before we came to the camp of the heavies.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • In the 4.7-inch field gun, model of 1906, America took to France a weapon all her own.

  • This truck was designed to be equipped with the American 75-millimeter field gun, model of 1916.

  • Just over the crest of the ridge we came upon their combat wagons and a field gun.

    The Black Watch Scout Joe Cassells

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