Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Artillery ammunition, circa 1944
A 25pdr in a field regiment was to be supplied with 144 rounds of HE, 16 rounds of smoke, and 12 rounds of armoured piercing shot. Certainly, in 1941-1942, there were plenty of opportunities in the Western Desert for firing AP shot at German and Italian tanks and armoured cars. 5.5in guns in medium regiments were only supplied with 100 rounds of HE. It seems to be the case that there was no AP round for this gun.