John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 81

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General Description of a Q.F. Gun;


A Q.F. or

quick firing gun is one of which the carriage does

not recoil on firing. This not only saves the time of

labour required to run the carriage up after each round

but it enables the gunners to keep under cover of the 

gun shield whilst the gun is firing. This results is

obtained by the rise of the "gun recoil carriage" The

gun itself is allowed to recoil on guides while the

carrage is held fast by a spade on the end of the

trail, which digs into the ground "Angle of trail spade

buried 14° 18". The recoil of the gun is checked by a

hydraulic buffer, consisting of a piston working in a

cylinder nearly filled with liquid, and the gun is

returned to the firing position by springs or compressed

air The gun is supported and guided in its recoil

by the cradle, which in foreign equipment is a steel

trough under the gun containing the recoil gear, in our

18 Pounders we use a ring cradle surrounding the gun

with the recoil gear in a separate cylinder on top

The cradle with the gun, is elevated and depressed

about its horizontal trunnions by the elevating screw

The general horizontal direction is given to the gun

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General Description of a Q.F. Gun;


A Q.F. or

quick firing gun is one of which the carriage does

not recoil on firing. This not only saves the time of

labour required to run the carriage up after each round

but it enables the gunners to keep under cover of the 

gun shield whilst the gun is firing. This results is

obtained by the rise of the "gun recoil carriage" The

gun itself is allowed to recoil on guides while the

carrage is held fast by a spade on the end of the

trail, which digs into the ground "Angle of trail spade

buried 14° 18". The recoil of the gun is checked by a

hydraulic buffer, consisting of a piston working in a

cylinder nearly filled with liquid, and the gun is

returned to the firing position by springs or compressed

air The gun is supported and guided in its recoil

by the cradle, which in foreign equipment is a steel

trough under the gun containing the recoil gear, in our

18 Pounders we use a ring cradle surrounding the gun

with the recoil gear in a separate cylinder on top

The cradle with the gun, is elevated and depressed

about its horizontal trunnions by the elevating screw

The general horizontal direction is given to the gun


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  • March 27, 2017 16:05:12 Cheryl Ellsworth

    General Description of a Q.F. Gun;


    A Q.F. or

    quick firing gun is one of which the carriage does

    not recoil on firing. This not only saves the time of

    labour required to run the carriage up after each round

    but it enables the gunners to keep under cover of the 

    gun shield whilst the gun is firing. This results is

    obtained by the rise of the "gun recoil carriage" The

    gun itself is allowed to recoil on guides while the

    carrage is held fast by a spade on the end of the

    trail, which digs into the ground "Angle of trail spade

    buried 14° 18". The recoil of the gun is checked by a

    hydraulic buffer, consisting of a piston working in a

    cylinder nearly filled with liquid, and the gun is

    returned to the firing position by springs or compressed

    air The gun is supported and guided in its recoil

    by the cradle, which in foreign equipment is a steel

    trough under the gun containing the recoil gear, in our

    18 Pounders we use a ring cradle surrounding the gun

    with the recoil gear in a separate cylinder on top

    The cradle with the gun, is elevated and depressed

    about its horizontal trunnions by the elevating screw

    The general horizontal direction is given to the gun

  • March 27, 2017 16:04:45 Cheryl Ellsworth

    General Description of a Q.F. Gun;


    A Q.F. or

    quick firing gun is one of which the carriage does

    not recoil on firing. This not only saves the time of

    labour required to run the carriage up after each round

    but it enables the gunners to keep under cover of the 

    gun shield whilst the gun is firing. This results is

    obtained by the rise of the "gun recoil carriage" The

    gun itself is allowed to recoil on guides while the

    carrage is held fast by a spade on the end of the

    trail, which digs into the ground "Angle of trail spade

    buried 14 18". The recoil of the gun is checked by a

    hydraulic buffer, consisting of a piston working in a

    cylinder nearly filled with liquid, and the gun is

    returned to the firing position by springs or compressed

    air The gun is supported and guided in its recoil

    by the cradle, which in foreign equipment is a steel

    trough under the gun containing the recoil gear, in our

    18 Pounders we use a ring cradle surrounding the gun

    with the recoil gear in a separate cylinder on top

    The cradle with the gun, is elevated and depressed

    about its horizontal trunnions by the elevating screw

    The general horizontal direction is given to the gun


  • February 25, 2017 20:53:10 Erin Gordon

    General Description of a 6 ft. Gun;


    quick firing gun is one of which the carriage does

    not recoil on firing. This not only saves the time of

    labour required to run the carrage rep after each round

    but it enables the gunners to keep under cover of the 

    gun shield whilst the gun is firing. This results is

    obtained by the rise of the "gun recoil carrage" The

    gun itself is allowed to recoil on guides while the

    carrage is held fast by a spade on the end of the

    trail, which digs into the ground "Angle of trail spade

    buried 14* 18". The recoil of the gun is checked by a

    hydraulic buffer, consisting of a piston working in a

    cylinder nearly filled with liquid, and the gun is

    returned to the firing position by springs or compressed

    air The gun is supported and guided in its recoil

    by the cradle, which in foreign equipment is a steel

    trough under the gun containing the recoil gear, in our

    18 ...we rise a ring cradle surrounding the gun

    with the recoil gear in a separate cylinder on top

    The cradle with the gun, is elevated and depressed

    about its horizontal trunnions by the elevating screw

    The general horizontal direction is given to the gun


  • February 25, 2017 20:42:14 Erin Gordon

    General Description of a 6 ft. Gun;


    quick firing gun is one of which the carriage does

    not recoil on firing. This not only saves the time of

    labour required to run the carrage rep after each round

    but it enables the gunners to keep under cover of the 

    gun shield whilst the gun is firing. This results is

    obtained by the rise of the "gun recoil carrage" The

    gun itself is allowed to recoil on guides while the

    carrage is held fast by a spade on the end of the

    trail, which digs into the ground "Angle of trail spade

    buried 14* 18". The recoil of the gun is checked by a

    hydraulic



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    Mrs Jean Hanby
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