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Article about: I always have a problem converting British 2 pdr,17 pdr,25 pdr. and other things like that into inches,here`s a chart I found,it helped me,maybe it will help you?

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    I always have a problem converting British 2 pdr,17 pdr,25 pdr. and other things like that into inches,here`s a chart I found,it helped me,maybe it will help you?
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Thank you for posting this, I always wondered how big the guns were when they mentioned the size in pounds instead of mm even.
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Very good chart,british gun designations are very vague aren't they,from memory only one 25pdr round was close to 25lbs(HE?),all the rest were miles off...sure the rest were similiar

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    Did the Brits use that designation as a hold over from the muzzle loading cannons? The size/weight of the shot being used to designate the weapon?
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Awsome chart.
    Thanks for posting it.

    Burt
    Happiness is a belt fed weapon

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    Quote by Torch View Post
    Very good chart,british gun designations are very vague aren't they,from memory only one 25pdr round was close to 25lbs(HE?),all the rest were miles off...sure the rest were similiar
    Yes, that's right. For the 25-Pr the standard HE shell with fuze weighed 25 lbs, other ammunition had different overall weights. The 25-Pr's armour piercing shot was 20lbs for example.

    I don't know if they're any more vague than anything else, after all, 88mm doesnt tell you much about what's coming at you either, just how wide it is

    Rob

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