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.


    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". 2014. Web.

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