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6 inch 26cwt Howitzer
6in 26cwt 1
Role Field Howitzer
Operators United Kingdom
Netherlands
No. of positions 1
Position 1 152,4mm gun
6inch 26cwt Battery
6cwt batt
Role Field Howitzer
Operators United Kingdom
Netherlands
No. of positions 1
Position 1 3 x 152,4mm guns

6 inch 26cwt Howitzer is a British field howitzer.

DescriptionEdit

Like many of the artillery pieces of World War 1, the Vickers 6inch 26cwt howitzer was still in stock of the British army when World War 2 broke out. The howitzer had received some modifications in the interwar period, of which the most obvious were the pneumatic tires, giving it a better mobility. The 6inch 26cwt still proved to be an effective and powerful weapon during early phase of the war. It saw action with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, and also in Eastern Africa and North Africa, until being replaced with the modern 5.5inch howitzer. In Burma, they have been used against the Japanese until the end of the war, and even the Germans appreciated its punch and ruggedness, using captured ones under the designation 15.2cm schwere Feldhaubitze 412(e).

In Battlegroup42, the 6inch 26cwt howitzer appears in two variants: as a single gun and as a battery of three guns, both fixed to their positions. While the single variant can fully rotate, the battery variant can only traverse several degrees to the left and right. Because of it is close in appearance to the 6inch 30cwt howitzer, the 6inch 26cwt also serves with the Dutch army.

TriviaEdit

The gun model is provided by the Battlefield 1918 mod team under a content trade agreement.

GalleryEdit

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