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17 pdr. Gun (Para)

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17 pdr. Gun (Para)
Sub Category: Flames of War
Product Note: Late
Publish Year: 2013
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148492472
Mfg. part #: BFMBR522
Type: Miniatures Pack

17 pdr. Gun (Para)
17 pdr. Gun (Para)

Description

As early as March 1941 the British recognized a need for a 3-inch caliber 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 than that of its specialized 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 specialized anti-tank trail. The gun was fitted with a vertical sliding breechblock that was similar in design to that of the 25pdr. The recoil mechanized was mounted under barrel.