6pdr OQF Mk.V (57 mm)
The 57 mm 6pdr OQF Mk.V is the tank-mounted version of the 6pdr OQF Mk.IV anti-tank gun, and as with the Mk.IV it features the longer L/50 barrel length. For this reason it has slightly better velocity and penetration to its close sibling the 6pdr OQF Mk.III. The gun features excellent reload speed and good ballistic properties, but as with most British guns will lack HE filler in their AP ammunition.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
The 6pdr exhibits exceptional firing speed, remarkable accuracy, and impressive velocity. However, its lower calibre and the absence of HE filler in its armour-piercing shells require a strategic and precise approach to fully exploit its potential in inflicting maximum damage to the internal components of your adversaries.
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Shot Mk.5 HV||AP||115||111||93||75||60||49|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Fuse delay|| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|Shot Mk.5 HV||AP||891||2.8||-||-||-||47°||60°||65°|
Comparison with analogues
The gun is similar to the Soviet 57 mm guns and can be played similarly, but the Soviet 57 mm uses ammunition with greater amounts of propellant and as such has better penetration and velocity in general, your advantage over this is a slightly faster reload.
Usage in battles
The gun is low calibre and low damage but features good handling, reload speed and penetration for the battle rating it is found at.
Pros and cons
- The weapon exhibits an impressive reloading rate, allowing for more efficient engagements and quicker follow-up shots.
- The rounds fired from the weapon travel at a commendable speed, enhancing accuracy and reducing the time it takes for projectiles to reach the target, resulting in a lower requirement to account for the lead of the target
- The weapon's handling characteristics are noteworthy, offering ease of manoeuvrability and control during engagements.
- Unfortunately, the weapon lacks armor-piercing (AP) shells that incorporate explosive filler. This limits its effectiveness against heavily armored targets, requiring precise shots to inflict significant damage.
- The weapon's calibre is relatively low, which restricts its penetration capabilities and may reduce the overall damage potential against certain opponents.
The 6-pounder Ordnance QF Mark V was a tank-mounted variant of the British anti-tank gun. Budget cuts in the British Army during the Great Depression required a level of standardization where British tanks had to use the same weapons as the Royal Artillery anti-tank regiments. The 6pdr OQF Mk.III was an earlier application of this rule with the 6-pounder Mark II simply being mounted in a tank such as the Crusader III. However, after the development of the 6-pounder Mark IV with a single baffle muzzle brake and a longer L/50 barrel, the new gun was fitted into tanks such as the Churchill III and even some armoured cars such as the AEC Mk II as the Mark V. To provide anti-tank support for infantry during beach assaults, the Fairmille H mounted the turret from tanks such as the Churchill III, creating the Fairmile H LCS(L)(2) which used the 6-pounder Mark V also. The 6-pounder was eventually phased out for the OQF Mk.V which was re-chambered to use American 75 mm ammunition, and later the more powerful QF 17-pounder during the later stages of the war.
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- 6pdr 7cwt QF Mk IIA (57 mm) - naval gun with shorter barrel.
- 6pdr OQF Mk.III (57 mm) - tank gun with shorter barrel.
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|50 mm||KwK39 · KwK L/42 · PaK38|
|57 mm||Bofors L/70 Mk.1|
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|128 mm||K.40 · KwK44 · PaK44|
|150 mm||s.I.G.33 · Stu.H 43 L/12|
|HSS 831L (Britain)|
|57 mm||6pdr OQF Mk.V (Britain)|
|73 mm||2A28 (USSR)|
|75 mm||M3 (USA)|
|76 mm||F-32 (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M32 (USA)|
|90 mm||M36 (USA) · M41 (USA)|
|105 mm||GT-3 (Britain)|
|125 mm||2A46M (USSR)|
|152 mm||M-10T (USSR) · XM150E5 (USA)|
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|40 mm||QF 2-pounder|
|47 mm||Ordnance QF 3-pounder|
|57 mm||6pdr OQF Mk.III · 6pdr OQF Mk.V|
|75 mm||OQF Mk.V|
|76 mm||GT-4 · OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk I · OQF 3in 20cwt · QF 17-pounder|
|77 mm||OQF Mk.II|
|84 mm||20pdr OQF Mk.I · kan Strv 81|
|94 mm||32pdr OQF · OQF Mk.II|
|95 mm||Howitzer, Tank No.1, Mk.I|
|105 mm||GT-3 · GT-7 · GT-8 · LRF · Royal Ordnance L7A1 · Sharir|
|120 mm||Ordnance QF Tk. L1A2 · Ordnance BL Tk. L11 · L11A5 · L30A1|
|155 mm||G6 L/45|
|165 mm||ORD BL 6.5in L9A1|
|183 mm||QF L4A1|
|37 mm||M5 (USA) · M6 (USA)|
|75 mm||M2 (USA) · M3 (USA)|