The 17 Pounder was the largest of three anti-tank guns used by the British Army in the Second World War. Design work on the 17 Pounder began in April 1941 with the aim of replacing existing anti-tank guns. It was widely used in Italy and northern Europe and continued into post-war service for many years. Its use extended to being employed as a field gun, its high explosive shell proving a particularly useful charge in this role. Dimensions: L233 X W69. Skill Level: 3. Nbr of Parts: 171. Age: 5+ years. Part of the Airfix Kitset Collection.