OQF 3-pounder gun

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This article is about the 1920s-1930s tank gun. For other 3-pounder guns, see 3 pounder gun.
Ordnance QF 3 pounder gun Mk I, Mk II
OQF 3 pounder gun Medium MkII tank Puckapunyal.jpg
On a Medium Mk II (special) tank at the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia
Type Tank gun
Place of origin United Kingdom
Service history
In service 1924–1940
Wars World War II
Production history
Variants Mk I, Mk II
Barrel length 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) bore (32 cal) or 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) (40 cal)

Shell 47x351R. 1.47 kg (3 lb 4 oz) shell.
Calibre 47-millimetre (1.85 in)
Muzzle velocity 560 m/s (1,840 ft/s) (40 cal gun)

The Ordnance QF 3 pounder gun was a 47 mm British tank gun based on the Ordnance QF 3 pounder Vickers naval gun, mounted on Vickers Medium Tanks in the 1920s and 1930s. The gun was produced in 32 calibre (59 inch) and 40 calibre (74 inch) versions.

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