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I came across these two images at the US National Archives in one of the US Army Ordnance Bureau files.  The caption identifies the cannon as a 6-Pdr Tank Gun Model 1920. Does anyone have more information about it?

 

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Marc

 



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Very little. I believe that the gun was a development of the naval 6 Pdr used in tanks during the Great War that had a redesigned breech block to make it easier to load in a confined space, effectively by turning the block through 90 degrees. Beyond that I can't help.

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Are you sure it's not the inside view of the 6-pounder for the M1921 Tank?

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I am not sure. The photo caption provides little information and the guide to the photograph collection is even skimpier.

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Marc

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The M1921, M1922, T1 (attached) and T2 medium tanks all had fairly similar looking gun mantlets. The modified 6 Pounder looks

as if the modifications were intended to suit the gun for this type of mantlet. 

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Charlie



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