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1251610 rifled breech loading howitzer
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Artifact Number19900181-001
MuseumCWM
Place of UseCountry - United Kingdom, Municipality - no entry
Place of OriginCountry - United Kingdom, England, Municipality - no entry
Artist/Maker/ManufacturerElswick Ordnance Company
Date of Manufacture1918
InscriptionH LTD IIII (on barrel); 1917 (on breech block); 1916 (on breech housing); 8 HO (BROADARRROW) MK VIII; 1918; CARRIAGE:016548
Begin Date1918/01/01
End Date1918/12/31
MeasurementsHeight 180.0 cm, Length 690.0 cm, Width 245.0 cm
Events1914-1919 First World War
Service ComponentBritish Army
Canadian Army
Pattern NameB.L. 8 IN HOWITZER MKVIII
Category05: tools and equipment for science and technology
Sub-categoryE120: armament, artillery
CaptionHowitzer, 8-inch Mk. VIII, Rifled Breech Loading
Additional InformationThis 8-inch howitzer could fire an enormous, high-explosive, 90 kilogram shell up to a range of 11 kilometres. Howitzers were used to pound trenches or targets in the enemy's rear area. The trajectory of fire was very high, with the shell plunging downwards to deliver a devastating explosion.



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