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8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c. 1914

8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c. 1914


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8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c. 1914

This 8in. howitzer gun carriage was one of the first batch to be made at Swindon Works. It sits on an unfinished OPEN B wagon awaiting dispatch. The wagon has had its five plank body removed and has been branded for military traffic only. These specially adapted wagons were requested as soon as Britain entered the war in August 1914, with a total of 101 being supplied by Swindon

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