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Ordnance QF 2-pounder
2pdr 1
Role Anti-tank gun
Operators United Kingdom
No. of positions 1
Position 1 40mm gun

Ordnance QF 2-pounder is a British anti-tank gun.


Developed both for the usage as a towed anti-tank gun and a vehicle-mounted gun, the 2-pounder served not only as the main British and Commonwealth anti-tank gun for the early part of the war, but also as the primary weapon for early British tanks and some armoured cars such like the Daimler Mk II. While it performed well against enemy armor, the lack of a high explosive round for the gun proved to be a serious drawback during the battles in North Africa.

The 2-pounder's small size makes it a difficult to hit for the enemies. It is adequate against lightly armoured vehicles and light tanks, but as the Axis tanks' armoured protection improve, the gun's effectiveness diminishes significantly. It is later succeeded by the Ordnance QF 6-pounder in the mid-phase of the war.

The gun is fixed, but can traverse 360 degrees on its carriage.


The anti-tank gun is also mounted on modified vehicles, such as the 2-pounder Carrier and Chevrolet WB 30cwt 2-pdr Portee.


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