The Ordnance QF 32 pounder or (32-pdr) was a British 94 mm gun, developed as a replacement for the Ordnance QF 17 pounder (17-pdr) anti tank and tank gun.
Like the German 88 mm gun it was developed from an anti-aircraft (AA) gun, in this case the QF 3.7 inch AA gun.
Developed during World War II the gun was used in the experimental Tortoise heavy tank and as a trial installation in a single de Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber.
The 32-pdr fired a 32 lb armour piercing shot at a muzzle velocity of 2880 ft/s.
Development was halted with the end of the war, and the 17-pdr was replaced with the 20-pdr for tank use, and with the intention to develop guided weapons for infantry use.
At least one 32 pounder was developed as an anti-tank gun on a wheeled carriage.
- ^ New Vanguard 98: British Anti-Tank Artillery 1939-45. by Chris Henry. Osprey Publishing
- Allied Secret Weapons a Purnell's History of the World Wars Special. Phoebus, 1975, (No ISBN)