The 25-pounder Field Gun 1939–72

The 25-pounder Field Gun 1939–72

New Vanguard 48
  • Author: Chris Henry
  • Illustrator: Mike Fuller
  • Short code: NVG 48
  • Publication Date: 25 Feb 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841763507
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Of all the British guns in use during the Second World War, the 25 pounder is the gun that best represents Britain's armed forces. It was adaptable, it packed a powerful punch, and above all it was reliable. This book provides a full combat history of a gun that was used in every theatre of the Second World War and saw extensive service in the postwar years, particularly in Korea and during the Malaysian emergency. The last 25-pounder gun to see action in the British Army was one used by SAS troops at Mirbat, Oman, in 1972.

Biographical Note

Chris Henry has been interested in military history since he was a small boy. His interest in artillery developed whilst a volunteer worker at the Tower of London and he became Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery At Fort Nelson. He is now the Head of Collections at the Museum of the Royal Artillery.Mike Fuller started his career in the British Aerospace Industry, working on both Harrier and Concorde projects. He later worked for MOD Technical Publications dealing with armoured fighting vehicles. Now an experienced freelance illustrator he has produced artwork for a wide range of books and partworks. He has a keen interest in all areas of military history from the Ancient world to the present day.

Contents

Introduction Design and Development Operational History Colour plate commentary Bibliography Index

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