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Venezuela’s artillery, strengthened by Russian rocket launchers

The origin of the Artillery of the Venezuelan Army dates back to the War of Independence, fought between 1810 and 1823.

After the war, the artillery declined until the 1870s, when it was reactivated by incorporating new pieces.

This process continued during the first four decades of the following century and culminated during the Second World War with the reception of American material.

Between the mid-1950s and the end of the 1980s, more American howitzers were received, as well as new ones of French and Italian origin.

Two significant events occurred at that time. In the early 1970s, the . . .

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