Ver-sur-Mer Sexton Tank and Porpoise Ammunition Carrier

A Sexton self propelled gun in memory of Major Robert Kiln and the British troops who landed on the beach at Ver-sur-Mer. The Sexton was presented by his son Dr Matthew Kiln.

The Sexton had a 25-pdr gun with a range of 12,200 meters and was intended for indirect fire support directed by forward observers, although if required could engage visible targets directly.

The site also has a Porpoise Ammunition Carrier which was a sledge towed behind tanks to carry extra ammunition for the landings. These were used as planners were concerned that tanks could run out of ammunition before additional supplies could be brought ashore.


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Listing: Ver-sur-Mer Sexton Tank and Porpoise Ammunition Carrier

Location

Avenue du 6 Juin
14114Ver-sur-Mer
Calvados
France
Longitude:-0.516654
Latitude:49.343292

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