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Colonial Wars - Krupp 6pdr Field gun

  • Product Code: CE125
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This product is a kit and requires some basic assembly. It is sold unpainted.

Additional Images.

1. Engraving of an Egyptian Army gun emplacement.

2. The new Egyptian Army 1882 figures sculpted by the superbly talented Andrew Stadden. The group includes infantry, cavalry, gunners and a Krupp 6Pdr Field gun. 

3 and 4. The Egyptian Gun crew with Krupp 6Pdr Field gun.

5 and 6. Other views of the Field gun.


At the time of the bombardment of Alexandria, the Egyptian Army consisted of about 9,000 men; 48 batteries of six guns each, totalling 288 field-guns, but with only 750 limber-horses.

The Egyptian artillery consisted mostly of Krupp field pieces, of the pattern used by the Prussians in their 1870 war against the French (C67); they were only slightly inferior to the ordinary muzzle-loading British guns. Eighty of these guns were divided equally between the lines at Kafr ed-Dauar and Tel el-Kebir, with two field batteries; mitrailleuse and rocket batteries were also at both places.

In addition, Arabi's army was equipped with some Gardner guns of a rare single-barrelled model chambered for the same 11mm (.433) cartridges as used in their Remington rifles; and a few Gatling guns, presumably of the same calibre.'

A captured Krupp gun was also used by the British at the action at Kassassin, August 1882. The description below is taken from General Graham's dispatch.

'Near the right of our position, on the line of railway, a Krupp gun taken from the enemy at Mahsama had been mounted on railway track, and was being worked by a gun detachment of the Royal Marine Artillery, under Captain Tucker. This gun was admirably served, and did great execution among the enemy. As our other guns had to cease firing for want of ammunition, Captain Tucker's gun became a target for the enemy's artillery, and i counted salvoes of four guns opening-up on him with shell and shrapnel; but although everything around was hit, not a man of the detachment was touched, and his gun continued to fire to the end, expending ninety-three rounds.'

Taken from: 'Tel El-Kebir 1882, Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt, Donald Featherstone, Osprey Military, 1993.   

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