Artillery Limber for 25 Pounder Gun

The Artillery Trailer, or “Limber,” was used to carry ammunition and equipment for the gun.

The Limber carried 32 rounds of ammunition for the 25 Pdr Field Gun or the 17 Pdr Anti-Tank Gun, along with extra fuses.  The personal kit of the Gunners was under a tarp on the front of the trailer.

The Limber was unpopular as it made backing up very difficult.  A Limber had been required for centuries to bear the weight of the gun to allow horses to pull, but it was no longer necessary with vehicles.  The use of Limbers ended after the 25 Pdr went out of service.  Since then, ammunition and stores have simply been carried in the towing vehicle.