Sunday, October 25, 2009
Fact will always beat fiction!
The 25-pounder gun- above with crew. (the bottom picture taken just down the road from me!)
1800kg of gun.
The ammunition is loaded in two parts- first the projectile is rammed home, then a case with the charge is loaded. There is only a very small amount of traverse available, so if the target moves the whole gun must be dragged around. The normal full crew is six- it can be operated by four.
Read here how ONE MAN fought off an attack with one of these!