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"B Hoop" on a Howitzer


Fattyowls
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On the evening of Tuesday 4th October 1916 Sgt Arnold Cantell of the 6th Howitzer battery, NZFA was killed by "a premature explosion in the bore of the gun which smashed it off just beyound the b hoop". Does anyone know what a b hoop was, and (really pushing my luck now) if it indicated what type of howitzer it was?

 

Pete.

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There is  a "B" Tube which was part of a "made up" gun barrell

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The battery were Field Artillery  with 2nd NZ Brigade and would have been operating 4.5 inch Howitzers. The B hoop on a 4.5" howitzer is located over the joint of the two tubes that form the barrel. The attached drawing shows this as a threaded collar over these parts. 

 

Mike

 

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Tomo, Mike

 

That's everything I wanted to know and more, and in double quick time. Thank you very much.

 

Pete.

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