List of British Ordnance Terms

List Of British Ordnance Terms

This article explains terms used for the British Armed Forces' ordnance (i.e.: weapons) and also ammunition used in the late 19th century, World War I, and World War II. The terms may have slightly different meanings in the military of other countries.

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Read more about List Of British Ordnance TermsBD, BL, BLC, C.R.H., Cartridge, Cartridge Case, Charge, Common Lyddite, Common Pointed, Common Shell, CP, DCT, Gunpowder, HA, HA/LA, HE, LA, ML, Ordnance, P, Pounder, Preponderance, QF, QFC, QF SA, RBL, Recuperator, Ring Shell, RML, Round, RPC, S.A.P., S.B.C., SBML, Segment Shell, Steel Shell, Table, Tube, UD, Velvril, Vent-Sealing Tube, Windage, Wire-wound

Other articles related to "list of british ordnance terms, british":

List Of British Ordnance Terms - Wire-wound
... guns were a gun construction method introduced for British naval guns in the 1890s in which one or more central "A" tubes were tightly wound for part or the ... The successful British wire naval guns of World War I were typically shorter than German and US guns of the same calibre, which did not use wire-wound construction, e.g ... British 45 calibres in length, or only 42 calibres in the 15-inch gun, compared to 50 calibres in guns of other countries ...

Famous quotes containing the words list of, terms, british and/or list:

    Every morning I woke in dread, waiting for the day nurse to go on her rounds and announce from the list of names in her hand whether or not I was for shock treatment, the new and fashionable means of quieting people and of making them realize that orders are to be obeyed and floors are to be polished without anyone protesting and faces are to be made to be fixed into smiles and weeping is a crime.
    Janet Frame (b. 1924)

    I am happy to find you are on good terms with your neighbors. It is almost the most important circumstance in life, since nothing is so corroding as frequently to meet persons with whom one has any difference.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    I’m a bad son. Is it the chromosomes, do you think, or is it England?
    David Mercer, British screenwriter, and Karel Reisz. Morgan (David Warner)

    Shea—they call him Scholar Jack—
    Went down the list of the dead.
    Officers, seamen, gunners, marines,
    The crews of the gig and yawl,
    The bearded man and the lad in his teens,
    Carpenters, coal-passers—all.
    Joseph I. C. Clarke (1846–1925)