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Ordnance BL 12-inch (Towed)


Heavy Siege Howitzer (1916)


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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

Specifications



Service Year
1916

Origin
United Kingdom national flag graphic
United Kingdom

Crew
6
CREWMEN
Production
57
UNITS


Vickers - UK
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Fire Support / Assault / Breaching
Support allied forces through direct / in-direct fire, assault forward positions, and / or breach fortified areas of the battlefield.


Length
17.3 ft
5.28 m
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Ordnance BL 12-inch Mk IV production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: None. This is a towed artillery system.
Range
6.4 mi
(10.4 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Ordnance BL 12-inch Mk IV production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
1 x 305mm (12") gun barrel


Supported Types


Graphical image of an artillery gun tube/barrel


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Dependent upon ammunition carrier.


Ordnance BL 12-inch Howitzer - Base Series Name
Mk II - 14 examples produced
Mk IV - 43 examples produced


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