OQF 3-pounder gun

The Ordnance QF 3 pounder gun was a 47 mm British tank gun based on the Ordnance QF 3 pounder Vickers naval gun, mounted on Vickers Medium Tanks in the 1920s and 1930s. The gun was produced in 32 calibre (59 inch) and 40 calibre (74 inch) versions.

Ordnance QF 3 pounder gun Mk I, Mk II
On a Medium Mk II (special) tank at the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia
TypeTank gun
Place of originUnited Kingdom
Service history
In service1924–1940
WarsWorld War II
Production history
VariantsMk I, Mk II
Barrel length1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) bore (32 cal) or 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) (40 cal)

Shell47x351R. 1.47 kg (3 lb 4 oz) shell.
Calibre47-millimetre (1.85 in)
Muzzle velocity560 m/s (1,840 ft/s) (40 cal gun)

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