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Can anybody provide information on what type of 6 inch howitzer this battery was equipped with at the outbreak of WW1 and by what means it was transported when in action in France/Belgium in 1914.



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It is my understanding these batteries were initially equipped with 4X 30 CWT 6 in howitzers, and it was these guns that went to France with them. This was an old, and quite ugly weapon system. Later modernization resulted in design improvements; box trail, etc.

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The 30 cwt howitzer was quite an old gun having been introduced to service in 1896. The 30 cwt remained in service in declining

numbers during WW1 - there are images of German captured 30 cwt howitzers at Cambrai in late 1917.

Its successor - the 26 cwt was a completely new design and was in service in 1916. The 26 cwt gun remained in service into WW2.

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Charlie

 

 



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Thanks for your quick responses. Could anyone point me of images of these guns in action or being hauled - I am writing a biography of Gunner Horace Searle and want to illustrate the difficulties of using these guns in WW1.

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www.youtube.com/watch

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Legend

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The equivalent video for the 26 cwt howitzer can be found at:

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/6in_26cwt_howitzer_1.html

Charlie

 



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Thank you Pzkpfw-e, but I was after still images rather than video.

Charlie, thanks for the info on the 26 cwt. When I followed your link I found also the page for the 30 cwt Howitzer at
landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html#

Can anyone advise how I might get permission to use the still image (pre-war?) at the top?

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The image was taken pre-WW1 and any rights to it have long expired and its now in the public domain - 

no permissions or attribution are required.

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Charlie

 



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