Cannone da 105/28 Howitzer Symbol

Cannone da 105/28 Howitzer

Team Weapon
Cannone da 105/28 Howitzer
Cannone da 105/28 Howitzer Portrait
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Immobile heavy weapon very effective against stationary targets. Must barrage to attack.

The Cannone da 105/28 Howitzer is an elite artillery team weapon unit. In multiplayer skirmishes it is only available as a call-in from the DAK Italian Infantry Battlegroup. Once unlocked in the appropriate battlegroup, it can be deployed to the field as a call-in, towed by a 2.5-Tonne Utility Truck.

This artillery unit is one of the heaviest artillery the DAK can field. It can change directions but otherwise is immobile and is completely dependent on towing in order to change positions.

It also lacks auto-attack (or attack ground) capabilities and thus can only contribute artillery through its barrage abilities.

Like most heavy weapons, it must be set-up before it can fire, and can only fire within its range and arc of fire. It has an extremely long range, but a very narrow arc of fire, and so will need to re-setup to change direction frequently. Team weapon members also take more damage than regular infantry and thus care must be taken as a sneaky flank can easily wipe them out.

Like any other artillery, it is best used at long range and far away from threats as if it is caught out, it has little ability to defend itself or escape easily. Unlike most artillery, it is one of the heavier artillery pieces in the game and thus has much more destructive barrages capable of far more damage and area of effect. Its explosions deform the environment and can even create light cover in the form of craters.

By default the unit comes with High-Explosive Barrage and Smoke Barrages. It does not gain any new abilities upon reaching veterancy level 1.


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1800 XP

Unit is harder to hit; reduces barrage recharge times and improves accuracy.
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5400 XP

Increases accuracy, rate of fire, makes unit harder to hit, and reduces barrage recharge times.
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10800 XP

Increases weapon range, accuracy, and health

Note: This unit does not gain any new abilities upon reaching veterancy level 1.


High-explosive Barrage icon
High-explosive Barrage
Fires rounds at the target location. Wide blast radius. Very effective against stationary targets.
Time Cost


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Smoke Barrage
Fires smoke rounds at the target. Blocks vision in an area upon detonating.
Time Cost


  • High-Explosive Barrage: Fires multiple volleys at the target area. Has a large minimum range for the Cannone. As it is heavier artillery, its barrages are far more damaging with a wide blast radius than most. Its explosions will deform the environment and can create light cover in the form of craters.

  • Smoke Barrage: Fires multiple smoke rounds at the target area. Smoke barrages deal no damage and instead, leave lingering smoke clouds that obscure vision for all units attempting to look through them. Smoke is useful for a variety of offensive and defensive purposes.