A Sexton Self Propelled Gun Near Gold Beach , Normandy *** Local Caption *** The ...
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Description: A Sexton self propelled gun near Gold Beach , Normandy *** Local Caption *** The Sexton , a 25 pdr gun on a modified Canadian Ram tank was intended for indirect fire support . The tank was controlled by forward observers but could engage visible targets directly if required . Its tracked mounting provided mobility and the armour gave some protection from small armas fire and shell splinters . Maximum range with the 25 pound ( 11kg ) high explosive shell was 13 , 400 yards ( 12 , 200 metres ) ; smoke and armour piercing ammnunition could also be fired .