17/25 pdr gun (x2)
Designed as a replacement for the 6pdr, the 17pdr first entered service in August 1942 as the 17/25pdr. The 17pdr gun was hastily placed on the 25pdr carriage Mk I to be rushed to North Africa to deal with the dreaded Tiger.
It was more than capable of dealing with the Tiger. It fired a 7.65kg (17lb) projectile at 884m (2900ft) per second to penetrate 130mm (5.12in) of 30° sloped armour at 915m (1000yards).
The 25pdr carriage proved hardy enough to stand up to the punishment handed to it by the 17pdr.
Around 100 of this version of the 17pdr were made, before the official split trail carriage was introduced.
In Flames Of War
The 17/25pdr is the equaliser the British player needs to deal with those Tigers, everybody should have some for that special occasion.
ROF 2; Anti-tank 13; Firepower 3+
The 17/25pdr comes with 5 crew, (including the seated gunner which wasn't painted), the ammo trailer and firing platform wheel.