The British considered the excellent 25pdr one of the best field guns of its day.
It didn’t fire as heavy a shell as the German and US 105mm howitzers, it was, however, light, mobile and easy to reposition in combat situations. It also had excellent range.
It proved invaluable in the desert when the heaver Panzer III and IVs arrived in North Africa.
When the 2pdr proved inadequate for the task, the 25pdr was able to fill the gap with its excellent anti-tank round until sufficient numbers of 6pdrs arrived on the scene.
By 1944 it was still the primary artillery weapon of the British and Commonwealth forces.
It also continued to see occasional action in the anti-tank role, as at Villers-Bocage when 5 RHA, firing over open sights, destroyed a number of the German tanks.
The 25pdr gun was capable of firing a wide variety of ammunition, including smoke, flare, incendiary, propaganda and squash-head shells, as well as the normal HE, Shrapnel and AP rounds.
For a brief history of the 25pdr Gun...
25pdr Gun Specifications
Calibre: 87.6mm (3.45 in)
Shell Weight: 11.34 kg (25 lb)
Max Velocity: 518 m/s (1700 ft/sec)
Max range: 12,250 meters (13,400 yards)
Weight in action: 1800 kg (3984 lb)
Traverse: 4° left and right
Line Ammo per gun: 114 HE, 16 Smoke, and 12 AP
20-pound Anti-Tank round, performance Mk 2 gun with muzzle brake (Super Charge):
Max Velocity: 609 m/s (2000 ft/sec)
Max range: 2743meters (3000 yards)
With this new 25pdr Battery you get:
4 Guns and Limbers
2 Command teams
1 Observer team
1 Staff team
4 Gun team crews (20 miniatures)
8 Plastic bases
1 Single piece resin OP Carrier with crew
4 Different resin scenic bases
1 Scenic Staff Team Base
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