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  • Other titles
    • Ordnance QF 18 pounder Mk 2 field gun (descriptive name)
    • field gun
  • Description
    Ordnance QF 18 pounder Mk 2 quick-firing field gun
    3.31 inches calibre; weight of projectile 18 pounds
    markings:
    serial number: 5982
    on Field Carriage Mk 2 PA; Carr No. C 15767, Barrel No 9542 "UNSERV"
    note: original wooden wheels replaced with rubber tyres
  • Place
  • Other Number
    W1560
  • Accession date
    14 March 1960
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W1560
  • Notes
    18 pdr quick-firing field gun, Mark II, Britain 1904 - 1911.
    Calibre 3.3 inches Weight of projectile 18 pounds. 100 million rounds were fired by this type of gun between 1914 and 1918. Used by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigades New Zealand Field Artillery 1914 - 1918. Martin-Parry Motor Transport gear fitted in 1939. The last battle with New Zealand Army was with an anti-tank gun at Sidi Aziz Libya, November 1941.
    Britain 1904 - 1911.
    Calibre 3.3 inches Weight of projectile 18 pounds. 100 million rounds were fired by this type of gun between 1914 and 1918. Used by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigades New Zealand Field Artillery 1914 - 1918. The Martin-Parry Motor Transport gear was fitted in 1939. The last battle with New Zealand Army was with an anti-tank gun at Sidi Aziz Libya, November 1941.
    The Mk II, introduced in 1906, was used through WW1, replaced in 1919 by the Mk IV.
  • Event
    1914-1918
    WW1
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Place
  • Production
    unknown (munitions factory)
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [1914-1918]
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Signature/marks
    • 5982  (firearm serial number)
    • Q F 18 PR MK II / W.B & CO 1917 / NO 5982  (engraved)
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › metal
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole calibre : 83.8mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 4800mm
      (length: 4800mm width: 2100mm height: 1700mm axle height: 660mm calibre: 83.8mm)
    • 0 - Whole width : 2100mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 1700mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 660mm
      (axle)
  • Classification
  • Record created
    22 December 2014

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