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Guns designed to be used to update old AFVs
« on: July 15, 2021, 08:43:16 pm »
What if french had installed the 105mm gun of M51 in some oldies more?

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Re: Guns designed to be used to update old AFVs
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2021, 09:16:02 pm »
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Re: Guns designed to be used to update old AFVs
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 01:47:37 am »
Nice. :thumbsup:

There've been various 105mm conversions proposed for the M-47, but only one went into service:

France: AMX-30 gun (trials only)
Iran and Italy: L7 gun (trials only)
Spain: Rheinmetal gun (production)

Also, when South Korea upgraded their M-48s to 105mm, they cascaded their better (longer?) 90mm guns down to their M-47s.
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Re: Guns designed to be used to update old AFVs
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 12:08:24 pm »
The Cockerill 90mm has been used to update old AFVs. Chaffees certainly, M41s maybe, proposed for the PT-76, the Scorpion of course, and several Brazillian light tanks derived, to varying degrees, from the M5 Stuart. It's a shoe-in for an 75/76mm, so it should easily go on a big-turret Sherman, and probably a Comet too. I'd be amazed if you can't get the French 90mm F2 (AML-90) gun into the Saladin, and the Cockerill might go too.
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