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!

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