artillery


Quick Fire 25 pounder Mark II Gun on a Mark I carriage, 1942.

This Quick Fire 25 pounder Mark II Gun on a Mark I carriage was on display at the Imperial War Museum in London. This 25 pdr field gun was used by 11 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, when it fought at Ruweisat Ridge on 2 July 1942. The idea of combining the dual role of gun and howitzer arose in 1918, and was developed between the two World Wars. A pilot model was built in 1930, the first 25-pounder appeared in 1935 and the final stages of development were hastened by the outbreak of the Second World War. Initial production was slow, but by 1945, over 12,000 had been manufactured. The 25-pounder was probably the most outstanding field artillery piece used by British and Commonwealth forces in the Second World War, being durable, easy to operate and versatile. The Army’s basic close support artillery weapon, it doubled as an anti-tank gun in the North African Campaign, and was also employed in jungle, airborne and mountain roles. The 25-pounder remained the standard British divisional field gun until 19

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40k – Death Korps of Krieg – Earthshaker Cannons

Hello! This is one of those projects that I’ve always wanted to put on the blog, but there was never time for it I would like to present you two powerful Earthshaker guns for the army of Death Korps of Krieg. For both models I’ve prepared small dioramas, which make it easy to move and place on the table. DKoK is an iconic army of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and I faced this project with great pleasure. Despite the passage of time, I am still satisfied with the effect I was able to achieve, especially in terms of colour and dirt on the guns. Below you will find a really extensive and quite detailed photo gallery. I hope you will enjoy it. Commission painting services – minisforwar@gmail.com or Messenger.

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Artillery at Duxford

There are quite a few artillery pieces on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in their Land Warfare exhibit. This is a German 7.7cm Field Gun from World War One. The gun on the right is a British 18 pounder quick firing field gun. The one on the left an American M1917 75mm field gun, based on the British 18 pounder. This is a German 21cm Heavy Howitzer or Mortar. The 21 cm Mörser 10 (21 cm Mrs 10) was a heavy howitzer used by Germany in World War I (although classified as a mortar (Mörser) by the German military). As well as the guns there was also a trench train. Well a British MM15 War Department Light Railways Motor Rail 40hp ‘Simplex’ Petrol Tractor to be precise. For use on the two foot War Department Light Railway. The War Department Light Railways were a system of narrow gauge trench railways run by the British War Department in World War I. Light railways made an important contribution to the Allied war effort in the First World War, and were used for the supply of ammunition and stores, th

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Latest Ready Made Diecast 1/72 Models

The wealth of ready made diecast style models now is simply amazing. Especially in the 1/72 scale range (and I’m including 1/76 and 1/87 in that statement). I’ve not paid much attention to the scene in recent years, but just…Read more ›

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Tanker's Tuesday - The Big Guns of War

Artillery has been a primary weapon of war since before the Napoleonic Era. Several countries have developed and built artillery systems, while artillery itself has been continually improved and redesigned to meet the evolving needs of the battlefield. This has led to a multitude of different types and designs which have played a role in the history of warfare and continue to be a significant factor in modern combat.

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