Ordnance QF, 4.5-inch Howitzer Mark II

Ordnance QF, 4.5-inch Howitzer Mark II (HMDB3)

Location: Boalsburg, PA 16827 Centre County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 46.858', W 77° 47.807'

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British commanders who has fought in the Boer War in South Africa, 1899 to 1903, were impressed with the success of the enemy's howitzers. After five years, the British army approved its own new howitzer. The 4.5-inch howitzers remained in service for 35 years and saw action in both World War I and World War II. The howitzer also served Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These two guns and limber most likely served with the Canadian Army.

About the Ordnance QF 4.5-inch Howitzer
Weight: 972 lbs.
Caliber: 4.5 inch
Maximum Range: 7,300 yards
Projectile weight: 35 lbs.
Maximum elevation: 45 degrees
Total number produced: 3,359
HM NumberHMDB3
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 263995 N 4518206
Decimal Degrees40.78096667, -77.79678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.858', W 77° 47.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 51.48" N, 77° 47' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138 Old Boalsburg Rd, Boalsburg PA 16827, US
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