25 Pounder Gun

The Quick Firing 25 Pounder Gun was the standard field gun for the Canadian Artillery during the Second World War.

The 25 Pounder replaced both the 18 Pounder and the 4.5” Howitzer in 1940.  They added a muzzle brake to the gun in 1943.  The unique platform allowed an unprecedented 360 degrees traverse.  A self-propelled version called a Sexton included a 25 Pounder mounted on a Ram Tank chassis.  In Canada, factories made the 25 Pounder, and Commonwealth divisions and Polish armoured divisions used the gun during WW2.

Canadians used the 25 Pounder in Sicily, Italy, and northwest Europe from 1943-1945 and in Korea from 1951-53.  It remained in service in Canada until 1956.

Weight of projectile: 25 pounds (11.34 kilograms)
Range: 13,400 yards (12,250 meters)
Detachment: Gun and limber, Field Artillery Tractor and 6 Gunners