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13 Pounder Quick Firing Gun

13 pounder 2

The Quick Firing (QF) 13 pounder was standard equipment for the British Royal Horse Artillery and the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery during the First World War. In 1906, Canadian units received the QF 13 pounder for the horse artillery and QF 18 pounder for the field artillery.  0n 23 September 1914, the RCHA embarked with more »

BL 8 Inch Howitzer MK VI

BL 8 Inch Howitzer

The Breech Loading (BL) 8″ Howitzer was intended to improve the ability of heavy artillery to destroy trenches and fortifications during WWI. It was introduced into British service in February 1915.  The 8″ Howitzer was initially produced by shortening and boring out obsolete 6″ guns provided by the Royal Navy.  An improved version was built more »

French 75mm Field Gun

French 75mm

The French 75mm Cannon of 1897 was a revolutionary design which made all other guns obsolete. Incorporating the first modern recoil system, a fixed round of ammunition (loaded in one step), a quick action breech and a gun shield, it was capable of extremely high rates of fire.  The French 75mm led all armies to more »

ZPU-4 Anti-Aircraft Gun 14 YUGO

ZPU-4 AA GUN 14 YUGO RCA Museum

The ZPU-4 anti-aircraft gun, introduced by the Soviet Union in 1949, was a major threat to U.S. helicopter pilots during the Vietnam War. The ZPU-4 was widely used by Communist countries throughout the Cold War.  The gun has also been used in combat by North Korea, Iraq and several Middle Eastern nations.  A simple, robust more »

Universal Carrier

Universal Carrier RCA Museum

In Gunner service, the Universal Carrier Ford No 3 Mark 2 was used as a vehicle to carry Forward Observation Officers and their radio operators to direct artillery fire. It was also used as an ammunition carrier and towing vehicle in Canadian Anti-Tank Regiments in conjunction with 2 and 6 Pounder Anti-Tank guns. The Universal more »