Gun Laying

Gun laying is the process of aiming an artillery piece, such as a gun, howitzer or mortar on land, or at sea, against surface or air targets. It may be laying for direct fire, where the gun is aimed similarly to a rifle, or indirect fire, where firing data is calculated and applied to the sights. The term includes automated aiming using, for example, radar-derived target data and computer-controlled guns.

Gun laying means moving the axis of the bore of the barrel in two planes, horizontal and vertical. A gun is traversed — rotated in a horizontal plane — to align it with the target, and elevated — moved in the vertical plane — to range it to the target.

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