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76-mm 17-pounder

Country of Origin: Britain


The British 17-pounder (76-mm) anti-tank gun was developed in 1940-1941 and entered service in 1942.

The weapon can be recognized by its long tube with a double-baffle muzzle brake and a two-piece gun shield. The shield has a scalloped edge on top and angled sides.

The 17-pounder fires an armor-piercing, discarding-sabot (APDS) round.


Initial operational capability (IOC) was achieved in 1942. The weapons is no longer in production or British service.

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