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British 25 pounder field gun


The 25lbr Mk II QF gun was the standard British divisional field gun from the 1940's up to the late 1960's. It could be used in both the close support and anti-tank roles. The large wheel-like disk mounted horizontally under the body of the carriage can be lowered, and the gun mounted on top to assist its rapid traverse. This particular gun fought with 11 Field Regt. Royal Artillery, has an 87mm caliber, a weight of 1,800kg and fired an 11.3kg round up to 12,250 metres.


Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

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