Canon Antichar de 76,2 mm Ordnance QF 17 pounder Britannique, 1942–1945

Canon Antichar de 76,2 mm Ordnance QF 17 pounder Britannique de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, 1942–1945

Development of the 17 pdr gun began en 1940 when the need for a more powerful canon antichar became apparent. Les first canons de 17 pounder were rushed to Tunis in Mai 1942 to fight les chars Tiger allemands deployed there. Since the split trail carriage of the 17 pdr gun had not reached the production stage, these canons de 17 pounder totifs were mounted on available 25 pdr chassis as a temporary measure. The resulting 17/25 pdr gun was codenamed "Pheasant". The production version of the 17 pdr gun first saw service au course de la campagne d'Italie en 1943. Wheeled gun tractors had difficulty moving et deploying le canon antichar lourd QF 17 pounder, et obsolete chars Crusader were eventually converted to serve as 17 pdr A/T gun tractors. There are no dedicated Crusader Gun Tractors a l'échelle 1/72, but the Hasegawa Crusader III tank is suitable for conversions.

Maquettes disponibles

  • Canon Antichar 17/25 pdr "Pheasant" (1942)
    • Canon Antichar 17/15 pdr, 20 mm SHQ FBG56
    • Canon Antichar 17/25 pdr & 4 Équipage, 15 mm Quick Reaction Force BAT2
    • Canon Antichar 17/25 pdr, 15 mm FoW BR520
  • Canon Antichar QF 17 Pdr. (1943)
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder & Équipage, 1/32 Mountford Miniatures MM139/00
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder & Équipage, 1/64 Westwind Productions WVGB3
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder, 20 mm SHQ BG48
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder & Équipage, 20 mm Raventhorpe BR-093
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder, 1/76 Hinchliffe 20/27
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder, 1/76 Matchbox 40172
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder, 1/76 AB Figures AP6
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder, 15 mm Flames of War BR521
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder, 15 mm Forged in Battle B-66
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder, 15 mm Quality Castings 2029
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder & Équipage, 15 mm Minifigs BV-82
    • Canon Antichar QF 17 pounder & Équipage, 1/300 HEROICS & ROS B38
  • 17 pdr Ammunition Boxes (wood/metal), 1/76 Hinchliffe 20/SP/A9
  • Tracteur Crusader, 1/35 Accurate Armour C41

Spécifications Techniques

  • Calibre: 76,2 mm
  • Longueur du tube: L.58 (4420 mm)
  • Poids: 1.144 kg
  • Élévation: -6° to +16.5°
  • Traverse: 60°
  • Cadence de tir:
  • Poids d'obus: 7.260 g per AP round
  • Vitesse initiale: 884 m/sec AP
  • Portée efficace: 9.145 m HE
  • Pénétration de blindage a 0-100 m:
    • 146 mm using A.P./T. (Armour Piercing Tracer, 1943)
    • 179 mm using A.P.C.B.C. (Capped Ballistic Capped, 1943)
    • 253 mm using A.P.D.S. (A.P. Discarding Sabot, 1944)

Bibliographie

Emploi Historique

  • Canon Antichar Britannique & Commonwealth, 1942
  • Canon de Char Britannique & Commonwealth, 1943
    • Sherman Firefly

Canons Autopropulsés

When the more powerful A.P.D.S. shells were introduced en 1944, the armour penetration du canon antichar 17 pdr. was improved yet again. Le canon 17 pounder en service britannique was replaced par canons sans recul de 120 mm après la guerre.

Questions Fréquents

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Figurines Britanniques de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale