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Object Title

Limber - Limber for 18 pounder field gun

Limber - Limber for 18 pounder field gun

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XIX.529 A

Physical Description

Comprised in essence of a sturdy wooden box with a hinged lid containing 24 compartments for 24 fixed rounds. The rear of the box has a robust hook to which the towing eye of the gun carriage is attached. The pole trail is then arranged with the necessary equipment to be drawn by a team of six horses. A second and separate horse team of six towed an ammunition wagon and a wagon limber which carried 38 rounds in each as well as the detachment of ten men.

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Thumbnail image of Limber for 18 pounder field gun XIX.529
Thumbnail image of 18 pounder QF (quick-firing) field, by Vickers, Sons and Maxim, 1918, Britain. (XIX.529) © Jonty Wilde