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[ ɑːtˈɪləɹi], [ ɑːtˈɪləɹi], [ ɑː_t_ˈɪ_l_ə_ɹ_i]

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Artillery is any arm of the armed forces principally designed to launch shells, rockets, or bullets at targets. In general, artillery pieces are either shot or carried by an artillery soldier.

The origins of artillery can be traced back to the development of cannons in the Neolithic period. By the Early Middle Ages, medieval siege engines were in use, primarily to break down walls in city-states opposed to the feudal lords. These machines saw increased use in the 15th century as mounted artillery became more common.

By the early 18th century, artillery had become vitally important in warfare.

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