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18/25pdr Gun and Limber – Light Artillery

The standard British field gun of World War II was the 25-pdr gun-howitzer, a versatile weapon with a calibre of 3.45 inches (87.6mm). This was the weapon used in overwhelming numbers in every theatre, We categorise the 25-pdr as a light field gun for our purposes – although it was really an intermediate type capable of providing close range support and longer-range indirect fire. It was also pressed into service in an anti-tank role, and we’ve allowed for this by giving it a separate anti-tank shell.

Guy Ant – 15CWT Truck

These smaller trucks are the equivalent size to a US ¾-ton vehicle and they perform the same kind of roles as gun tractors, weapons carriers, and general-purpose utility vehicles. As the war progressed their role was taken by larger trucks, but there was always a need for small trucks as radio vehicles, bowsers, petrol tankers, engineering vehicles and so forth.