Was versteht man unter Schweren Waffen?
Today, heavy weapons systems, such as battle tanks, combat aircraft, warships and submarines still are at the core of modern armed forces. One differentiates between heavy weapons, small arms and light weapons and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction. All in all, heavy weapons is the umbrella term for all military equipment that falls under the following four categories:
- Armoured vehicles (armoured personnel carriers, light tanks, battle tanks),
- Artillery (multiple rocket launchers, self-propelled guns, pulled guns) with a calibre of more than 100mm,
- Combat aircraft (combat helicopters, fixed-wing fighter planes)
- Capital ships (submarines, naval surface vessels larger than a corvette.