Category Archives: Artillery and cannons

Ordnance QF 18-pounder

The Ordnance QF 18-pounder gun was the standard gun of the Royal Field Artillery and with over 10,000 pieces the most-produced gun. During the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902, the British troops came to the realization that their own guns were clearly inferior to those of the Boers, who came from French and German...
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Ordnance QF 15-pounder

The Ordnance QF 15 pounder was originally a field cannon purchased from the German Empire, which modified and used the British army. During the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902, the British troops had the experience that the French and German guns of the Boers were clearly superior to those of the British. Thus, the...
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QF 13-pounder 9 cwt AA gun

The QF 13-pounder 9 cwt AA gun was a gun designed specifically for the anti-aircraft divisions to replace the provisional anti-aircraft guns and serve as the standard gun. After the end of 1914 and early 1915 provisional anti-aircraft guns were used in the British Army and these did not meet the requirements, was on 18 February...
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Ordnance QF 13-pounder

The Ordnance QF 13-pounder gun belonged to the standard equipment of the British and Canadian Royal Horse Artillery after the second Boer War. From the experience of the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902, a gun was to be developed for the British and Canadian Royal Horse Artillery, which meets the requirements for mobility and...
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QF 4.7-inch gun

The QF 4.7-inch gun was originally a naval gun, which was rebuilt as a field artillery and used both as a coastal defense and at the front. The developed by the company Elswick Ordnance Company QF 4.7-inch guns were used after the introduction in 1887, first by the British Royal Navy for their pre-dreadnoughts and cruisers. Only...
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QF 4.5-inch Howitzer

The QF 4.5-inch howitzer was the standard howitzer of the British Army and accounted for 25% of all British guns during World War I. During the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902, the Boers used guns from Krupp of the German Reich. The British troops had to recognize that their guns and tactics were outdated....
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