As early as March 1941 the British recognised a need for a 3-inch calibre anti-tank gun to replace those existing in service at the time. A rapid development program was entered into and by August 1942 the first of the new 17pdr guns were sent to the front.

The development of the gun itself was much faster then that of it’s specialised trail, so just the guns were sent to North Africa to deal with the new heavy German tanks. These first hundred were locally mounted on the trail of the 25pdr field gun, this became known as the 17/25pdr.

The development of the gun itself was much faster then that of it’s specialised trail, so just the guns were sent to North Africa to deal with the new heavy German tanks. These first hundred were locally mounted on the trail of the 25pdr field gun, this became known as the 17/25pdr.

When the split trail was finally completed in 1943 the 17pdr gun was mounted on it and all further production was with the specialised anti-tank trail. The gun was fitted with a vertical sliding breechblock that was similar in design to that of the 25pdr. The recoil mechanised was mounted under barrel.

 

Gun Specifications


Calibre: 76.2mm (3-inch)
Barrel Length: L/58.3 4.442m
Combat Weight: 2923kg
Overall Length: 7.54m
Height: 1.676m
Elevation: +16.5°
Depression: -6°
Traverse: 60°
Rate of Fire: 10 rpm
Maximum Range: 10,500m
Effective Anti-tank range: up to 1500m
Muzzle Velocity: 950 meters/second
Armour Penetration: 130mm at 1000 yards Projectile Weight: 7.65kg (17 lb)

 

In Flames Of War


Landed via Hamilcar gliders the 17pdr guns provide the paratroopers with the anti-tank asset they require. When placed well, these heavy guns are more than capable od seeing off even the heaviest German tank.

The 17pdr has a range of 32”/80cm, Rate of Fire 2, Anti-tank 13 and Fire Power 3+.

Notes
Gun Shield, No HE.

 

Contents


  • two 17 pdr gun with crew
  • one Command Rifle Team
  • two Large bases
  • one Small base

 

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown

 

 

(26765)

SKU 26765
Barcode # 4924

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