Artillery of The Victorian Forts

5inch B.L.Field Howitzer

The 5 inch BL Field Howitzer was the first medium BL howitzer to be issued as a field weapon, first introduced in the Nile Campaigns of 1897-98 and later in action in China and the Boxer Rebellion. By 1914 it was only used by the Howitzer Batteries of the Territorial Force, a number were taken for the Expeditionary Force.

 

5inch BL Field Howitzer Mk I

 

5inch BL Field Howitzer Mk I