David B Posted 13 January , 2011 Share Posted 13 January , 2011 Is there any specific reason as to why the smaller types of shell are always referred to by weight i.e. 13 pounder 18 pounder, etc rather than the calibre of the artillery weapon, then once the size of the weapon increases it is then referred to by its calibre, i.e. 6 inch 9.2 inch etc. To myself it is rather confusing, being used to naval nomenclature where everything was referred to by the size of the guns calibre. Tradition perhaps ? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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