SJ8097 : WW1 Field Gun

taken 5 years ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

WW1 Field Gun
WW1 Field Gun
This 13 pounder QF (quick firing) gun fired the First British Artillery round of the First World War on the Western Front on 22 August 1914, at Bray, 10 miles south-east of Mons. It was subsequently involved in most of the major British battles of the war

This type of gun was originally intended to provide the Royal Horse Artillery with a light and manoeuvrable quick-firing gun capable of supporting cavalry in the field. Unfortunately, they proved to be ineffective in the static trench warfare conditions of the First World War where weight of shell became more important than mobility and only limited numbers were produced after 1914. However, the weapon remained in service and some were successfully converted into anti-aircraft guns. Description credit to SJ8097 : First World War Field Gun, Imperial War Museum North
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 January, 2014
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 802 970 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.1725N 2:17.9212W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 802 970
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