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Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)


Heavy Siege Howitzer


United Kingdom | 1916



"The British BL 12-inch heavy siege howitzer fired a massive 750lb, 304.8mm shell out to 11,340 yards."



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 12-inch Mk IV Heavy Siege Howitzer.
None. This is a towed artillery system.
Installed Power
6 miles
10 km
Range
Structure
The physical qualities of the Ordnance BL 12-inch Mk IV Heavy Siege Howitzer.
6
(MANNED)
Crew
17.3 ft
5.28 meters
O/A Length
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed) Heavy Siege Howitzer.
1 x 305mm (12") gun 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 12-inch (Towed) family line.
Ordnance BL 12-inch Howitzer - Base Series Name
Mk II - 14 examples produced
Mk IV - 43 examples produced
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 57 Units

Contractor(s): Vickers - UK
National flag of the United Kingdom

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Image of the Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)
Image from the Public Domain.

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...
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