American Artillery

From 1775 to the Present Day

Michael Green

Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
200 black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526776662
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Authoritative text covering technical data and operations involved, written by a leading military equipment expert and prolific author.

The first regiment of artillery in the American Continental Army was formed in 1775. During the American Civil War (1861-1865) artillery evolved from the employment of individual batteries to massed fire of grouped batteries.

In 1907, the US Army Artillery Corps was reorganized into the Field Artillery and the Coast Artillery Corps. During the First World War (1914-1918), a lack of American-made weapons saw the adoption of foreign artillery pieces. The Second World War demanded the introduction of many new field artillery pieces by the US Army. General Patton later commented, “I don’t have to tell you who won the war, you know our artillery did.”

American artillery firepower also took a heavy toll of the enemy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

During the Cold War American artillery continued to develop, embracing new weapons systems including tactical nuclear missiles which thankfully never had to be used. Conventional artillery proved highly effective during both Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

This superbly illustrated and authoritative work covers the full range of artillery weaponry which has been in service with US armed forces.

About The Author

Michael Green is the author of numerous acclaimed books in the Images of War series. He lives in California.


"[This book] is liberally illustrated and full of technical details on cannon, rocket and missile launchers, munitions, and fire-direction equipment. There is also considerable information on how new ordnance was developed and adopted into service over time. The book is a good reference volume."

- Military Heritage Magazine

"A unique and impressively informative history of American military artillery from the founding of our nation down to the present day."

- Midwest Book Review

"...will be of interest to modelers and military historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"...well written and presented."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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