What was the largest anti-tank gun in ww2?

What was the largest anti-tank gun in ww2?

M3 Anti-Tank Gun
With a range of 12,000 yards, the M3 Anti-Tank Gun was heavily used in the pacific campaign in WWII and R. Lee Ermey gets to shred some targets at the World’s Largest Machine Gun and Cannon Shoot in Wikieup, Arizona.

What MM is a howitzer?

240 mm
The 240 mm howitzer M1 was designed together with the longer-ranged 8-inch gun M1, and they shared a related carriage….

240 mm Howitzer M1
Barrel length 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m) L/35
Width 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)
Crew 14
Shell 360 lb (160 kg) separate loading, bagged charge

Who named the bazooka?

comedian Bob Burns
The universally-applied nickname arose from the M1 variant’s vague resemblance to the musical instrument called a “bazooka” invented and popularized by 1930s U.S. comedian Bob Burns….

Designer Edward Uhl
Designed 1942
Produced June 1942 – May 1945 (2.36 inch bazookas)

What is a QF 3 inch howitzer?

Ordnance QF 3 inch howitzer was a howitzer fitted to British cruiser and infantry type tanks of the Second World War so they could fire a smoke shell in “close support” of other tanks or infantry. HE shells were also available. Earlier British tanks were fitted with a 3.7 in howitzer.

What is the difference between a howitzer and a turret?

While on most tanks the howitzer replaced the turret armament, on the early marks of the Churchill tank, the howitzer was fitted in the front of the hull which, although it allowed the tank to retain its main gun, limited the range and arc of fire.

What was the British doctrine on howitzers in WW1?

Earlier British tanks were fitted with a 3.7 in howitzer. The doctrine covering the CS tanks was to “smoke parts of the enemy force” and so isolate them from the battle so the gun tanks could deal with the remainder with a local, if temporary, numerical advantage

Is the Churchill Mk 1 a good tank?

The Churchill Mk I is one of the more capable heavy tanks at rank II. The tank has excellent frontal armour that can absorb and bounce shots. Tanks such as the Panzer III, T-34, M4 Sherman, and even the dreaded Panzer IV F2 can be blocked if angled.