Not arguing about what type of gun it was, but BK-5M 100mm and BK-2 85mm HEAT also had same type of the folding fins.
Weird And Wonderful Afv's
Posted Today, 07:41 AM
love it. Any pentration data available after all these years from that 183 mm gun ?
I don't think you can get a sensible number, as 'penetration' means breaking the armor, which will depend on the distance to welds etc.
Apparently testing against tank targets produced 2/2 effective kills (one turret torn off; one mantlet shattered and turret made inoperable).
Edit - here we go:
'The 183mm was tested in live fire trials against a Centurion and a Conqueror. In 2 shots, the 183 blew the turret clean off the Centurion, and split the mantlet of the Conqueror in half.'
Sounds like a sledgehammer compared to an icepick.
Im told the director of the RAC, when informed about the development of this weapon, said 'And you field that over my dead body'.
Posted Today, 07:57 AM
Stuart, can you recommend any good books about post-war British AFV or B vehicle development?
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