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13-pounder gun, Egypt, 1915

Photograph, World War One, Egypt and Palestine (1914-1918), 1915.

In 1903 two types of Quick Firing gun - a 13-pounder and an 18-pounder - underwent extensive trials, the 13-pounder being adopted for service with the Royal Horse Artillery and the 18-pounder by the Royal Artillery. By 1906 the regular divisions of the army were equipped with the new guns, which could both be fired at a rate of 20 aimed rounds per minute and were very accurate. As the World War progressed the 13-pounder came to be considered too light for the effective delivery of high explosive shells and it was relegated to fronts in the Middle East and Salonika.

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NAM. 1981-08-56-1


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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