Cannoneer (砲撃士, Hougekishi?, lit. Bombardier) is a recurring job appearing in a few games in the Final Fantasy series. The class uses cannons for various purposes, from direct damage to in inflicting statuses.
Cannoneer is a bangaa-exclusive job. Specialists of distance attacks, they can inflict massive damage to far-off enemies and adjust the range, strength, attack frequency, and accuracy of their cannons in the battlefield.
Cannoneer appears with Lightning-, Fire-, and Ice-elemental cards.
Cannoneer from Final Fantasy V appears on a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Cannoneer is a term for an artillery gunner, first recorded in the 16th century. Current title is "cannon crewmember," shortened to "cannoneer." Modern cannoneers support infantry units in training and in battlefield are an integral part of combat operations ranging from urban to jungle terrains.
In Japanese the name is "bombardier", an archaic name for artillery crewman.