F.K. 272 (e)

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by jopaerya » 03 Dec 2016 13:30

I am always wrong about the type of this gun , the picture is from Ebay .

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by ROLAND1369 » 03 Dec 2016 14:47

It is a British 18/25 pouinder field gun. This is the barrel of the older 18 pounder field gun placed on the carriage of the new 25 pounder gun which was to replace it. This was an interim solution due to the delay in 25 pounder barrell production. May were lost in 1940 and this is probibly one of them.

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by Clive Mortimore » 04 Dec 2016 09:48

ROLAND1369 wrote:It is a British 18/25 pouinder field gun. This is the barrel of the older 18 pounder field gun placed on the carriage of the new 25 pounder gun which was to replace it. This was an interim solution due to the delay in 25 pounder barrell production. May were lost in 1940 and this is probibly one of them.
Hi Roland

The gun in the photo could be either a 18 pdr MkIV on Carraige MkIVP or a 25 pdr Mk1 on Carriage MkIVP. The 25 pdr Mk1 was the 18 pdr MkIV with a new auto-frettaged lose liner, replacing that of the 18 pdr. The physical difference between both types of gun being the barrel liner, the 18 pdr having a caliber of 3.3 inches and the 25 pdr being 3.45 inches. Normally the only way I can tell them apart in photos is if the ammunition is on view. The 18 pdr fired fixed shells and the 25 pdr separate cartridge and shells.

The conversion was done owing to there being no monies for a new gun. The Army was after a gun that fired a heavier shell, greater range and with the advantages of a howitzer. The cheapest way was to convert the newer 18 pdr guns with their box trail (Carriage MkIV) or split trails (Carriage MkV).

Yours

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by Alexander Taper-Bore » 04 Dec 2016 20:10

Agree 100% with Clive, so what could the limber tell us about the ammo? Never seen this limber with benches on top, already Germanified?

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by jopaerya » 06 Dec 2016 09:11

Thanks Guys, same source same gun
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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by jopaerya » 07 Jan 2018 18:43

I have no idea what model , but you can see sign for F.H.and 1 on the trail . ( Ebay )

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by schwarzermai » 07 Jan 2018 19:59

Hello Jos

F.H.and 1 on the trail = 1st leF.H.-Battery of Abt/Rgt....

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Sep 2019 08:38

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I am not sure if 87.6mm 25pdr Mk.I on carriage 18-25pdr gun or 83mm 18pdr gun on Mk.IVP carriage

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Re: F.K. 272 (e)

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jun 2022 12:57

Hi all,

An image from Ebay......with the Afrika Korps

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