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402211001 8Th Army 25Pdr And Quad Box Front

8th Army 25 Pounder Light Artillery, Quad & Limber


Great Britain

The standard British field gun of World War II was the 25-pdr gun-howitzer, a versatile weapon with a calibre of… Read More

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The standard British field gun of World War II was the 25-pdr gun-howitzer, a versatile weapon with a calibre of 3.45 inches (87.6mm). This was the weapon used in overwhelming numbers in every theatre, although the 3.7-inch (94mm) Mountain Howitzer was also deployed in the Netherlands and the Ruhr by units originally equipped for mountain fighting in Greece. Some airborne units used a lightweight version of the same weapon. We categorise the 25-pdr as a light field gun for our purposes – although it was really an intermediate type capable of providing close range support and longer-range indirect fire. It was also pressed into service in an anti-tank role, and we’ve allowed for this by giving it a separate anti-tank shell.

In the Western Desert, the 25-pdr often found itself pitched against enemy tanks. It was provided with an AT shell which was fired with the maximum charge over a flat trajectory to achieve the highest velocity.

Contains:

  • 1x resin & metal Quad tractor
  • 1x metal 25pdr gun and limber
  • 3x metal crew
  • Waterslide Decal sheet
  • Damage markers
  • Bolt Action data cards

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted


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