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Sexton



Overview


Sexton

Restored Sexton self-propelled howitzer on display.
Source: Alf van Beem - © Public domain

Origin
Canada
Type
Self-propelled howitzer
Entered service
1943
Status
Obsolete
Development
1942
Developer
Canada - Montreal Locomotive Works
Production
1943 - 1945
Producer
Canada - Montreal Locomotive Works
Number produced
125 Mark I
2.025 Mark II
Designations
25pdr SP, tracked, Sexton (UK service)
Notable users
Canada
United Kingdom
South Africa

Details


Facts Sexton Mark II
General
Origin
Canada
Type
Self-propelled howitzer
Crew
6 (commander, driver, gunner, 2 loaders, radio operator)
Dimensions
Weight
25 t
Length
6.12 m
Width
2.71 m
Height
2.44 m
Main armament
Type
87mm Ordnance QF 25 pounder howitzer
Mount
Forward firing casemate mount
Ammunition
105 shells
Elevation
-9° to +40°, manual
Traverse
30° left, 15° right, manual
Rate of fire
6 - 8 rpm maximum
3 rpm normal
1 - 2 rpm sustained
Range
About 12 km
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 6 roadwheels
Layout
Drive sprocket front, idler rear
Ground pressure
0.81 kg/cm²
Suspension
Vertical volute spring
Automotive
Engine model
Continental R-975
Engine type
9-cylinder radial gasoline
Power output
400 hp
Mobility
Speed
40 km/h
Range
200 km
Power to weight ratio
16 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Wall
0.6 m
Trench
2.5 m
Fording
1.2 m
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Armor thickness
15 to 32 mm
NBC system
None
Smoke system
None
Equipment
Night vision
None
Radio
Yes

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