British 60 pounder

British 60 pounder

The British 60 pounder artillery gun was one of the mainstays of the British Army's artillery units in World War One.


The British 60 pounder

Facts:

    The 60 pounder was first designed in 1904.

    By 1918, 1000 had been made for the British Army.

    It was so successful as an artillery weapon, it was still being used in 1944.

    It was built by the Elswick Ordnance Company.

    Twelve horses were needed to move it.

    It had a 5 inches (12.7 cms) calibre.

    It weighed four tons (4,470 kg)

    It had a range of 11,611 meters and fired a 60 pound shell.

MLA Citation/Reference

"British 60 pounder". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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