AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF SOUTH AFRICAN ARTILLERY

A.C. Lillie

Abstract


It has been said that 'Necessity is the mother of invention' and there can be few countries, if any, where this is more true than in South Africa.

In the late 1930's, prior to World War II, the South African Artillery was severely restricted due to its lack of mobility. The inventiveness shown in tackling this probelm is surely not a thing of the past and the possiblity of adapting South African artillery to current South african needs in warfare should not be overlooked. The South African Defence Force is not able to purchase armament in a free and open market place and the costs of developing new artillery are prohibitive in a country of South Africa's size. it will be argued that it is necessary and possible, in the short term, to take what is currently available and adapt this to South Africa's needs.


Keywords


South African Artillery; South African Defence Force; artillery transport; Modern Artillery

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/13-1-596

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