Ordnance QF 17pdr. Anti-Tank Gun

The Ordnance Quick-Firing 17Pdr. was a 76.2mm (3 inch) anti-tank gun. It was the most effective Allied anti-tank gun of the war. Used with the APDS shot it was capable of defeating all but the thickest armour on German tanks. It was fitted to several British tanks including A30 Challenger and the Sherman Firefly. 

Even before the 6Pdr. had entered service, the British predicted that a bigger calibre gun would be required given the increasing armour of German tanks. Design of this bigger replacement was started in 1940 and was complete by the end of 1941. With the appearance of Tiger in Tunisia however, the first 100 prototype 17-pdr anti-tank guns were sent to counter this new threat. So great was the rush that they were sent before the carriage had been developed and the guns had to be mounted in the carriages of 25Pdr. Known as 17/25pdr." Pheasant", they first saw action in February 1943 with the fully developed 17Pdr. entering service in 1943 and first seeing action in the Italian Campaign. 

A 17pdr. Ammunition Set is available separately.

  • SKU: UK213
  • $20.41
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The Ordnance Quick-Firing 17Pdr. was a 76.2mm (3 inch) anti-tank gun. It was the most effective Allied anti-tank gun of the war. Used with the APDS shot it was capable of defeating all but the thickest armour on German tanks. It was fitted to several British tanks including A30 Challenger and the Sherman Firefly. 

Even before the 6Pdr. had entered service, the British predicted that a bigger calibre gun would be required given the increasing armour of German tanks. Design of this bigger replacement was started in 1940 and was complete by the end of 1941. With the appearance of Tiger in Tunisia however, the first 100 prototype 17-pdr anti-tank guns were sent to counter this new threat. So great was the rush that they were sent before the carriage had been developed and the guns had to be mounted in the carriages of 25Pdr. Known as 17/25pdr." Pheasant", they first saw action in February 1943 with the fully developed 17Pdr. entering service in 1943 and first seeing action in the Italian Campaign. 

A 17pdr. Ammunition Set is available separately.

    • Weight
      15 g
    • SKU
      UK213
  • Manufacturer
    Milicast
  • Unit of Sale
    Single Unit
  • Assembly Status
    Unassembled Kit
  • Age Level
    17 Years & Up
  • Skill Level
    3 – Intermediate
  • Theme
    Militaria

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