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BL 4.5 inch Medium gun file photo [15083]

BL 4.5 inch Medium Field Gun

Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
TypeField Gun
Caliber114.000 mm
Barrel Length4,690.000 mm
Weight5842.000 kg
Ammunition Weight24.90 kg
Rate of Fire2 rounds/min
Range18,745 m
Muzzle Velocity686 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe BL 4.5 inch Medium field guns were designed as replacement of the older 60-pounder guns. They were first deployed to the British Army in 1938. In the first years of the European War, they saw service with British forces in France, Greece, and North Africa. By the final year of the European War, they saw common service with Canadian forces as well. They were manned by crews of 10 men, and typically fire two rounds per minute; when necessary, with skilled crews, they could achieve three rounds per minute. BL 4.5 inch Medium field guns were relegated to a training role in 1945, and they were withdrawn completely in 1959.

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Last Major Revision: Mar 2012

Photographs

4.5 inch gun of 214 Battery, 69 Medium Regiment, British Royal Artillery firing near Garigliano River, Italy, before dawn on 18 Jan 1944British 4.5 inch gun and crew of 211 Battery, 64th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery in action near Tilly-sur-Seulles, France, 13 Jun 1944




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4.5 inch gun of 214 Battery, 69 Medium Regiment, British Royal Artillery firing near Garigliano River, Italy, before dawn on 18 Jan 1944British 4.5 inch gun and crew of 211 Battery, 64th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery in action near Tilly-sur-Seulles, France, 13 Jun 1944


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