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Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun


Heavy Field Gun


United Kingdom | 1905



"Introduced in 1905, the British BL 60-Pounder Heavy Field Gun gave stellar service throughout both World Wars."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/10/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun Heavy Field Gun.
None. This is a towed artillery piece.
Installed Power
6 miles
9 km
Range
Structure
The physical qualities of the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun Heavy Field Gun.
10
(MANNED)
Crew
13.1 ft
4 meters
O/A Length
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun Heavy Field Gun.
1 x 127mm barrel
AMMUNITION:
Dependent upon ammunition carrier.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
Nightvision - NONE
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - NONE
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun family line.
Ordnance BL 60-Pounder - Series Designation
Mk I
Mk II
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 1,756 Units

Contractor(s): State Arsenals - UK
National flag of Russia National flag of the Soviet Union National flag of the United Kingdom National flag of the United States

[ Imperial Russia; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States ]
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Image of the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
Image from the Public Domain; early model of 1915 shown.
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Image of the Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun
Image from the Public Domain; late model of 1938 shown.

Design Qualities
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to battlefield requirements.
FIRE SUPPORT / ASSAULT / BREACHING
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
The Ordnance BL 60-Pounder Gun Heavy Field Gun appears in the following collections:
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