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"Was the 13 Pounder Upgraded with Rubber Tires?" Topic

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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 7:34 p.m. PST

After WWI the US Army upgraded many of their 75mm guns with rubber tires.

Did the UK or Canada upgrade their 13 pounder guns to rubber tires?

If so, pictures would be nice.


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bsrlee09 Feb 2019 10:51 p.m. PST

The 13 pounder was on the way out during WW1, a lot were repurposed as early AA guns. I doubt that any got rubber tyres as rubber tyres were used for motorised transport and the 13pdr was a cavalry gun (still in use in the UK for ceremonial troops). Even the surplus 18 pdrs were not upgraded as such, but there was a Mk IV(p) carriage with pneumatic tyres and a split trail (it remained in service in the Pacific with Australian troops at least till 1945 in Borneo).

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