In " The development of artillery tactics and equipment" there lies thee following quotation...... (Talking about the need to improve British anti tank capability and the development of the 17pdr, which it was hoped would enter production for the end of 1942) "" But the immediate military situation was serious and something had to be done to tide over the interval that must elapse before the production of the new 17Pdr got into its swing. with this object in view, 100 old 3" 20Cwt A/A guns were collected, provided with a special 12.5lb shot, and mounted half in Churchill tanks, and half on 17Pdr carriages. The production of the latter being in advance of the guns. The Churchill mounting was handicapped by its small (7 degrees) internal traverse, and the guns so mounted were allotted for home defence only. Of the remaining 50 guns mounted on the 17Pdr carriage, 25 were allotted to the Middle East and 25 to home forces. "" (P127). I am keen to know more about the 25 allotted to the M.E.F, can anyone help? I understand that they were re-classified as 3" 16Cwt guns. Original thread here..... http://www.weaponsofwwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6799 Thanks, David.