Military Factory logo
Icon of F-15 Eagle military combat fighter aircraft
Icon of Abrams Main Battle Tank
Icon of navy warships
Icon of AK-47 assault rifle

Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch

Medium Field Gun / Coastal Artillery / Naval Gun

The QF 4.7-inch Gun series served its operators as a naval gun, coastal defense gun, and medium field gun throughout its decades-long tenure.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 5/10/2017
National Flag Graphic


Year: 1887
Manufacturer(s): Elswick Ordnance; Vickers Sons & Maxim - UK
Production: 1,167
Crew: 10
Length: 15.75 ft (4.8 m)
Weight: 2 tons (2,085 kg; 4,597 lb)
Power: None. This is a towed or fixed artillery piece.
Ceiling: 6 miles (9 km)
Operators: Australia; Italy; Imperial Japan; South Africa; United Kingdom


1 x 119mm gun barrel

Dependent upon ammunition carrier.

Variants / Models

• QF 4.7" Gun - Base Series Name
• Mk I
• Mk II
• Mk IV
Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies  |  Site Map Site content ©2003-, All Rights Reserved.

The "Military Factory" name and logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT

Part of a network of sites that includes, GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, and, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.

Facebook Logo YouTube Logo