Key: A. Gun tube; B. Recoil guides; C. Cradle; D. Recoil spring case; E. Upper carriage; F. Trail; G. Brake arms; H. Traversing lever; I. Spade; J. Trail eye; K. Elevating screw; L. Rocking bar sight; M. Clinometer; N. Dial sight; O. Firing lever; P. Guard (prevents crewmember from catching arm); Q. Horn connecting gun and buffer; R. Gun shield.

From "The infantry cannot do with a gun less": the place of the artillery in the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 by Sanders Marble

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  • European: 1800-present
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  • The 18-pounder was a very modern field gun in 1914, having only been adopted in 1909. The British had not produced enough to equip the Territorial Force with 18-pounders, having to rely on the outdated 15-pounders which did not have full pneumatic recoil. Key: A. Gun tube; B. Recoil guides; C. Cradle; D. Recoil spring case; E. Upper carriage; F. Trail; G. Brake arms; H. Traversing lever; I. Spade; J. Trail eye; K. Elevating screw; L. Rocking bar sight; M. Clinometer; N. Dial sight; O. Firing lever; P. Guard (prevents crewmember from catching arm); Q. Horn connecting gun and buffer; R. Gun shield.