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18/25lb gun box trail BEF

The 18/25lb gun  mounted on the Mk IVP box carriage . This gun was an adaptation of a 18lb  field gun, the  barrel was rebored to accept the new 25lb ammunition and it was mounted on a carriage fitted with pneumatic tyres suitable  for vehicle towing .

These guns formed the backbone of the British field artillery regiments of the BEF sent to France in 1940, and served until replaced by the new 25lb Mk 2 gun howitzer then coming into service in the early stages of the war.

1 gun + crew only.

B131 gun with crew of 4