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6-pounder gun or 6-pdr, usually denotes a 57-millimetre (2.2 in) gun firing a projectile weighing approximately 6 pounds (2.7 kg). Guns of this type include:

QF 6 pounder Hotchkiss, a 57 mm naval gun of the 1880s QF 6 pounder 6 cwt Hotchkiss, a British 57 mm tank gun of 1917 QF 6 pounder Nordenfelt, a 57 mm naval gun of the 1880s very similar to the Hotchkiss Ordnance QF 6 pounder, a British 57 mm anti-tank and tank gun of World War II QF 6 pounder 10 cwt gun, a British twin mount naval and coast defence gun 1937–1956.

Older types include:

Canon de 6 système An XI, a French 6-pounder muzzle-loading cannon of the Napoleonic era

See also[edit]

Naval artillery in the Age of Sail

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