|Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Kars, Swords and Ploughshares Museum
Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Kars, Swords and Ploughshares Museum
Data current to 14 April 2019.
The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical piece of artillery preserved in Canada. Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages. Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited. Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at email@example.com.
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Note: Back in the day, artillery in Canada was referred to by its radio call sign "Sheldrake". It is now referred to by its "Golf" call sign. (Acorn sends)
Swords and Ploughshares Museum, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), K0A2E0. Curator: Major Mike T.A. Calnan.
Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.
Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.
Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.
Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.
French “Pot-de-Fer” Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, replica.
German First World War 24-cm Flügelminenwerfer ‘Iko’, Albrecht, (Serial Nr. TBC), no markings.
German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. 13224), no wheels, missing parts. This gun was captured by the 3rd Battalion on 27 Sep 1918 near the Arras-Cambrai Road, North of Bourlon Wood, France. It was originally allocated to the Toronto Yacht Club.
German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. TBC).
Italian Second World War 100-mm Obice da 100/17 modello 16 Field Gun, (Serial No. 020801). This gun is also stamped 100.17.14, 10cm M14FII, 20805, 1917, 390 kg.
The Italian Second World War 100-mm Obice da 100/17 modello 16 Field Gun was a dual-purpose field and mountain gun used by Austria-Hungary during the First World War as the 10 cm M. 14 Feldhaubitze. Between the wars it was used by Austria, Italy, and Poland. Captured weapons were used by Nazi Germany under the designations 10 cm leFH 14(ö) and 10 cm leFH 315(i). It served as the standard Italian medium howitzer as the Obice da 100/17 modello 14. This gun was shipped from the Mediterranean theatre to Halifax, then Ottawa and then CFB Gagetown.
Austro-Hungarian Skoda 100-mm M1916 Mountain Gun, (Serial No. unknown).
Soviet 37-mm M1939 Anti-Aircraft Gun (modified Swedish Bofors M-1938 40-mm Gun).
Soviet 57-mm M1941 (Zis-2) Anti-Tank Gun.
Soviet 76.2-mm M1942 (Zis-3) Field Gun (Serial No. A6732), 1945.
Soviet 76.2-mm M1927 Field Gun.
Soviet 76.2-mm M1936 (F22) Anti-Tank Gun.
German Second World War 3.7-cm PaK 36 Anti-Tank Gun.
Ordnance QF 2-pounder Anti-Tank gun carriage Mk IV, on loan from the CWM. The 2-pounder Mark 4 and 4A carriages were split-trail 6-pounder anti-tank gun carriages, with the cradle, slipper, and recoil system adapted to mount the 2-pounder Mark 10 gun. This allowed the 6-pounder carriage to get into production, while still using the 2-pounder gun. Both Canadian General Electric and Regina Industries, Ltd, manufactured these carriages in Canada, and they were issued to training centres in Canada starting in December 1941. The 5th Anti-tank Regiment, RCA, received 2-pounders on Mark 4 carriages in April 1942. British production of the 6-pounder was delayed after Dunkirk because they had to keep the 2-pounder in production, so Canada got ours up and running first (by a month or so). We went straight to the 6-pounder carriage and adapted the 2-pounder to it as a temporary fix. Doug Knight.
Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.
(Doug Knight Photos)
Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun. The RCA held 138 of these guns.
Polsten 20-mm Quadruple Anti-Aircraft Gun Mk. I, mounted on a CMP truck. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607616)
Canadian 20-mm Quadruple Polsten Anti-Aircraft Gun on a C Mk I mounting.
Swedish 40-mm L/60 Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun No. 1, maintained in working condition mounted on its road wheels.
Swedish 40-mm L/60 Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun No. 2, mounted on its firing platform but kept for spare parts.
90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun.
155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.
American 105-mm M7 Priest Self-propelled Howitzer, replica built by students of Gananoque High School in 1994 to honour two of the students grandparents who had landed on D-Day with the 14th Field Regiment, RCA which was equipped with the Priest.