British 18 pounder

British 18 pounder

The British 18 pounder Mark II field gun was one of Britain's mainstay artillery guns in World War One. The 18 pounder would have been a frequent sight to many British soldiers in World War One.


The British 18 pounder

Facts:

   The 18 pounder was first produced in 1904.

   In August 1914, the British Army had 1,226 of them

   Such was it reliability, that by the end of the war, the army had 9,424 in service

   The 18 pounder could fire shells of high explosives of between 4.6 kg and 8.4 kg.

   Each gun weighed 1,279 kg

   The 18 pounder had a range of 5,966 meters





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