Firing a 4.5 inch gun near Tarhuna during the Eighth Army's advance on Tripoli, February 1943
Photograph, World War Two, North Africa (1940-1943), 1943.
The 4.5 inch gun was a long range medium artillery piece primarily designed for counter-bombardment. It entered British Army service in 1940 and was used throughout the War, having a maximum range of 20,500 yards (18 km).
From a collection of 34 photographs relating to different theatres in World War Two, 1940-1944.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection