QF 6-pounder

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"QF 6-pounder"
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Details
Type Anti-tank gun
Origin United Kingdom
Used by United Kingdom

Background[edit | edit source]

The QF 6-pounder is a British anti-tank gun in Post Scriptum. An 57 mm caliber canon and the primary anti-tank gun of the British army used throughout World War 2. It also served as the main armament for a number of armored fighting vehicles. The planned development of the gun had begun before the start of the war, but it first saw use in the North African Campaign in April 1942. The QF 6-pounder replaced the 2-pounder as an anti-tank gun. The Americans would adopt the 6-pounder as their primary anti-tank gun as the 57 mm Gun M1.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It offers 2 crew positions, one driver and one gunner, but can effectively be used by a single crew member. The 6-pounder is deadly against Panzer IIIs and Panzer IV Gs. It should also be noted that it is the only towed artillery that gets access to APDS (Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot) rounds, that can make quick work of Panthers and Tiger Es due to its very high penetrating power. However, with its crew exposed, it is prone to being taken out by small arms fire, grenades, or coaxial machine-guns on tanks. The 6-pounder serve best in two scenarios. Ambush or defense, ideally with some friendly forces nearby as the crew is exposed to infantry fire. For ambush position, find a spot that provides lot of range. The further out the target is, the easier it will be dealt with. Parked by roads used by the enemy will allow you to deal with trucks, MSP, tanks and other vehicles.

Sources[edit | edit source]

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