John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 155

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(9) Being a QF. Gun "curtain fire"

can be maintained.

Disadvantages of the 18 pdr.

(1) The supply of ammunition cannot

be maintained. All ammunition in

B.A.C. or DAC can be fired in 30 mins.

& all in the "lines of communication" in

another 30 mins.

(2) The Extreme A. of Elevation is 16° &

A. of Depression 5°. No good against trenches.

(3) Slow & faulty Fuze Setting as each round

has to be set separately & personal

errors occur.

(4) No automatic arrangement for

difference of level of wheels & compensation

is inaccurate & often forgotten.

(5) Not enough traverse.


The Fuze Indicator

Object: To give correct Fuze Setting

for effective burst at any Range, when

once the Instrument has been adjusted.

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(9) Being a QF. Gun "curtain fire"

can be maintained.

Disadvantages of the 18 pdr.

(1) The supply of ammunition cannot

be maintained. All ammunition in

B.A.C. or DAC can be fired in 30 mins.

& all in the "lines of communication" in

another 30 mins.

(2) The Extreme A. of Elevation is 16° &

A. of Depression 5°. No good against trenches.

(3) Slow & faulty Fuze Setting as each round

has to be set separately & personal

errors occur.

(4) No automatic arrangement for

difference of level of wheels & compensation

is inaccurate & often forgotten.

(5) Not enough traverse.


The Fuze Indicator

Object: To give correct Fuze Setting

for effective burst at any Range, when

once the Instrument has been adjusted.


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  • April 5, 2017 01:05:48 Cheryl Ellsworth

    (9) Being a QF. Gun "curtain fire"

    can be maintained.

    Disadvantages of the 18 pdr.

    (1) The supply of ammunition cannot

    be maintained. All ammunition in

    B.A.C. or DAC can be fired in 30 mins.

    & all in the "lines of communication" in

    another 30 mins.

    (2) The Extreme A. of Elevation is 16° &

    A. of Depression 5°. No good against trenches.

    (3) Slow & faulty Fuze Setting as each round

    has to be set separately & personal

    errors occur.

    (4) No automatic arrangement for

    difference of level of wheels & compensation

    is inaccurate & often forgotten.

    (5) Not enough traverse.


    The Fuze Indicator

    Object: To give correct Fuze Setting

    for effective burst at any Range, when

    once the Instrument has been adjusted.

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