British 9 Howitzer

British 9 Howitzer

The British 9.2 inches Mark 1 heavy siege howitzer was one of Britain's larger artillery guns in World War One.

The Mark 1 howitzer was first produced just before the start of World War One in July 1914 and it was rushed into production and reached France in October 1914.

Facts:

    450 of these artillery guns were built between 1914 and 1918

    It weighed 15 tons

    It fired a 131 kg shell of high explosives

    It could fire this weight shell 9,198 meters

    It took 36 hours to dismantle and three specially built carriages to move it.

MLA Citation/Reference

"British 9 Howitzer". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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