1.59-inch Breech-Loading Vickers Q.F. Gun, Mk II

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1.59-inch Breech-Loading Vickers Q.F. Gun, Mk II - 1.59 in (40 mm)

The 1.59-inch Breech-Loading Vickers Q.F. Gun, Mk II, better known as the Vickers-Crayford rocket gun, is a WWI British light artillery piece. Originally made for trench warfare to aid in attacking fortified positions, its use was quickly replaced by more effective trench mortars. Gone from the trenches, the guns were adapted for air use as an air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon, where it could fire incendiary, AP, and HE shells. Results were mixed, and the weapon was eventually withdrawn completely after WWI.

The nickname Vickers-Crayford rocket gun is somewhat misleading. The weapon fires shells and cannot fire rockets. The nickname comes from how the incendiary shells emitted two jets of fire from its base after being fired, appearing like a rocket.

The 1.59-inch Breech-Loading Vickers Q.F. Gun, Mk II and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Specifications

  • 1.59-inch Breech-Loading Vickers Q.F. Gun, Mk II
  • Caliber: 1.59 in (40 mm)
  • Weight: 47 lb (21.3 kg), 90 lb (41 kg) including mounting stock and yoke-pintle

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Release Date
Battlefield 1 "AT Rocket Gun" 2016



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