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Why was the 17 pounder so inaccurate?

Why was the 17 pounder so inaccurate?

The 17-pdr APDS round was not very accurate at long ranges. This taken from Mark Hayward’s ‘The Sherman Firefly’ The Firefly was not a universal remedy. The 17-pdr’s HE performance was limited and at longer ranges its accuracy with the more effective sabot ammunition left a lot to be desired.

How big is a 6 pounder gun?

6-pounder gun or 6-pdr, usually denotes a 57-millimetre (2.2 in) gun firing a projectile weighing approximately 6 pounds (2.7 kg).

How accurate are cannons?

Gunnery. During most of the black-powder era, with smoothbore cannon firing spherical projectiles, artillery fire was never precisely accurate at long ranges. (Aiming and firing were particularly difficult in naval gunnery, since the gunner had to predict the roll of the ship in order to hit the target.)

What caliber is a 2 pounder gun?

40 mm
Ordnance QF 2-pounder

Ordnance QF 2 pounder
Calibre 40 mm (1.575 in)
Breech Semi-automatic vertical sliding-block
Recoil Hydro-spring
Carriage three-leg platform

What was the QF 17 pounder used for?

It was used as an anti-tank gun on its own carriage, as well as equipping a number of British tanks. It was the most effective Allied anti-tank gun of the war. Used with the APDS shot it was capable of defeating all but the thickest armour on German tanks.

What was the 17 pounder used for in World War 2?

Split trail carriage, with gun shield. The Ordnance Quick-Firing 17-pounder (or just 17-pdr) was a 76.2 mm (3 inch) gun developed by the United Kingdom during World War II. It was used as an anti-tank gun on its own carriage, as well as equipping a number of British tanks.

What was the mass of a 17 pounder gun?

The mass of the shell was 17 pounds (7.7 kg), which gave the gun its name. The muzzle velocity was set at 823 m/s, more than the AA gun.

What are the abilities of the 17 pounder?

The 17 Pounder has 2 abilities: Armor Piercing Rounds and Face Weapon . When activating this ability, select a point on the ground in the direction where you wish the gun to face. The gun’s crew will rotate the cannon around its center axis towards the desired direction, and then set the gun down.

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