The British 25 pounder artillery gun

This was the main British field artillery gun of the Second World War and the Korean War.  It fired a 25 pound high explosive shell but it could also fire an anti tank round and a smoke shell.  It needed a crew of six to operate and could fire up to eight rounds a minute but 3 rounds a minutes was the more normal rate of fire.  It had a range of 12 kilometres.

25 pounder
25 pounder

 

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