Hi all, I am wondering if anyone has come across references to the 17-pounder muzzle blast amongst the Royal Artillery or any references to the muzzle blast actually causing damage to a vehicle. There are accounts of how the muzzle flash obscured view of the target when fired by Firefly, and this made it difficult to keep track of where shot landed. Was this a problem for towed 17-pounder guns? There are references to the latter w.r.t. the Archer. I suspect that the muzzle of the Archer's 17-pounder was closer to the front hull than on for instance Firefly. For instance this was reported to break the bulb of the rear light!