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- Artillery : Crew-served military devices for propelling payloads over distance
- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Gunpowder : Generically, a low explosive used as a propellant, now smokeless powder; the older black powder was used as a warhead filler before the invention of high explosives; also used in pyrotechnics
- Cannon : Sizable crew-served weapons, which fire projectiles through a tube called a barrel.
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- Fire control (military) : Techniques and equipment to designate military weapons (artillery, guided missiles) to be launched, launching them, and, especially when not precision-guided munitions, adjusting subsequent projectile launches so they achieve the desired effect.
- Howitzer : An artillery piece with a medium ratio between barrel length and diameter; longer than a mortar and shorter than a gun; the most common form of modern cannon
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- Warship (sail) : Warships dependent on wind, manipulated by sails, for propulsion
- Ship of the line : A major sailing warship, intended to fight in fleet actions (i.e., in line of battle)
- Frigate (sail) : A fast, moderately heavily gunned sailing warship, with enough firepower to overcome slower vessels and enough speed to outrun more powerful ships; used on independent operations and scouting; cf. cruiser
- Battleship : A heavily-armored, warship optimized for fighting other warships using large-caliber guns; certain armor requirements differentiated from cruisers; obsolete by end of World War II.
- Cruiser : While definitions vary with time and doctrine, a large warship capable of acting independently, as a flagship, or a major escort; capabilities include anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack, and possibly ballistic missile defense
- Destroyer : While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets
- Gunboat : Add brief definition or description