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Monday, November 12, 2012

Latvian Peerless-4-ton QF 13-pdr 9-cwt Mk. IV Mount Anti-Aircraft Gun Carrier.

Peerless Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun of the Latvian Army. Ca 1935.

A Latvian section of anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery parade near the town of Skulte, Latvia, ca. 1935. This section consisted of two trucks Peerless 4-ton, each carrying a QF 13-pdr 9 cwt, Mk. IV mounting (*).

Although these anti-aircraft guns were declared obsolete for service in the British Army in 1921, the Canadian, Dutch and Latvian armies continued using it for several years.

During the First World War, the British Army mounted preferentially the anti-aircraft guns, on trucks Thornycroft Type 'J'' 3-ton or on American Peerless 4-ton trucks.

(*) Ex-British


 Cañón Antiaéreo Autopropulsado sobre camión Peerless del Ejército Letón. Ca. 1935.

Una sección de artillería antiaérea autopropulsada letona desfila cerca de la localidad de Skulte, Letonia, ca. 1935. Esta sección estaba compuesta de dos camiones Peerless de 4-ton, portando cada uno de ellos un cañón de tiro rápido (QF) de 13 libras (13-pdr) y  9 quintales (cwt), en montaje Tipo 4 (Mk. IV) (*).

Aunque estos cañones antiaéreos fueron declarados obsoletos para el servicio en el ejército británico en 1921, los ejércitos canadiense, holandés y letón los siguieron utilizando durante bastantes años más.

Durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, el ejército británico montó sus cañones antiaéreos, de manera  preferente, sobre camiones Thornycroft Tipo 'J' de 3-ton o sobre camiones americanos Peerless de 4 toneladas.

(*) Ex-británicos

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