ORDNANCE QF 3.7in Mk. I. Mk. IIP

ORDNANCE QF 3.7in Mk. I. Mk. IIP
Image: Ordnance QF 3.7in (IWM)
YearFebruary 1917
Weapon TypeMountain Howitzer
Origin & DesignerBritain/Coventry Ordnance Works
Numbers Produced[@numbers_produced]
Crew6 (add three extra if using mule transport)
Calibre94mm (94x206R)
Elevation-5° to +40°
BreechInterrupted Screw
Gun SightNo. 7
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
CarriageSplit Trail
Gun Shield[@gun_shield]
Armoured Plate[@armoured_plate]
Barrel Length1.10m (L/11.8)
Overall Length[@length]
WeightWeight in Action: 954.8 kg
Round WeightHE (Mark I) 9.71 kg
Muzzle Velocity297 m/s
Magazine Capacity[@magazine_capacity]
Practical Rate of Fire[@practical_rate_of_fire]
Rate of Fire8 r.p.m.
Maximum Rate of Fire[@maximum_rate_of_fire]
Maximum Ceiling[@maximum_ceiling]
Maximum Ground Range[@maximum_ground_range]
Maximum Range5.394m
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
TractionMotorised and Pack (Eight Loads)
NotesThe 3.7in howitzer replaced the old 2.75in weapon as the British army’s standard mountain artillery weapon. This weapon first saw action in World War One and served in the Middle East and East Africa. Between the wars it was issued mainly to mountain artillery units stationed in India. During World War Two the howitzer again saw action and served in North Africa, Italy and the Far-East. It was easily broken down into eight loads for pack transport which made it a valuable weapon when fighting in jungle or mountainous terrain.