Roy Flowers’

The 25-pounder was the main field artillery weapon used by British, Commonwealth and colonial infantry and armoured divisions during the Second World War. It was introduced into service just before the war started, and combined high-angle and direct-fire, relatively high rates of fire, and a reasonably lethal shell in a highly mobile piece. It remained the British Army's main artillery field piece well into the 1960s, with smaller numbers serving in training units into the 1980s.

The 25-pdr was generally thought to be one of the best field guns of the war. The 25-pdr Mark 1 was used in France and in North Africa during the early years, but during the British Expeditionary Force's withdrawal from France in 1940, many Mark 1s were lost. They were replaced by the Mark 2 which entered service in May 1940.

The 25-pdr  Mark 2 had a crew of six. These were: detachment commander (No. 1), breech operator/rammer (No. 2), layer (No. 3), loader (No. 4), ammunition handler (No. 5), and a second ammunition handler/coverer who prepared the ammunition and set the fuses. The No. 6 usually served as second-in-command of the gun crew. The official "reduced detachment" for the weapon was four.

Though capable of firing a variety of ammunition, including armour piercing, the standard shell was high explosive, propelled by four types of cartridge depending on range.

  1. Weight: 1.98 tons

  2. Length: 18 ft. 2 in.

  3. Width: 7 ft. wheelbase

  4. Barrel Length: 31 calibers

  5. Breech: Vertical Sliding Block

  6. Feed System: Separate Loading

  7. Shell: Normal, Super

  8. Caliber: 3.45 in.

  9. Elevation: -5 to 45 degrees

  10. Traverse: 360 degrees on platform, 4 degrees on carriage

  11. Rate of Fire: 6 to 8 rounds per minute

  12. Muzzle Velocity: 1,700 ft./sec. Charge Super

  13. Range: 13,400 Charge Super

  14. Sights: Direct Fire - Telescopic Indirect Fire - Calibrating and Reciprocating

The model is to  1:16 scale.