6-pounder gun

6-pounder gun

6-pounder gun, 6 pounder, 6pdr, QF 6 pounder or QF 6-pdr are abbreviations usually denoting a gun which fired a projectile of approximately 6 pounds. It may refer to:

* A cannon sized for a 6 pound ball, see Naval artillery in the Age of Sail
*RBL 6 pounder 3 cwt Armstrong gun of the 1860s.
*QF 6 pounder Hotchkiss : a 57 mm naval gun of the 1880s, used by many countries into WWII. Used in early British tanks of WWI.
*QF 6 pounder 6 cwt Hotchkiss : British 57 mm tank gun of 1917, a shortened Hotchkiss gun used in later British tanks of WWI.
*QF 6 pounder Nordenfelt : a 57 mm naval gun very similar to the Hotchkiss, also used by many countries from the 1880s onwards.
*QF 6 pounder 10 cwt gun : a British twin mount naval and coast defence gun of the 1930s to 1950.
*Ordnance QF 6 pounder 7cwt: 57 mm anti-tank and tank gun of World War II.
*Molins gun, an autoloading version of the Ordance QF 6 pounder, used on motorboats and aircraft in WWII.


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