25 pdr Gun Self Propelled Bishop

25 pdr Bishop

Officially known as Ordnance QF 25 pdr Marks 2 or 3 on Carrier Valentine 25 pdr Gun Mark 1. It consisted of a Valentine tank with the turret removed and replaced with an armoured box containing a 25 pdr gun and modified top carriage. 100 were ordered in October 1941 and arrived in North Africa in early 1942. They served in North Africa, Sicily and the early part of the Italian campaign until replaced by the M7 Priest. They were declared obsolete in November 1944.

Data

All relevant information as per the 25 pdr except elevation restricted to 15º restricting the maximum range to 6,400 yards