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Thursday, October 6th 2016, 4:24pm

If the specs are historical, then I shan't protest... but... I'm still really curious as to *why* the weight is so much lower than I'd expected. I'd totally see this as correct for a recoilless rifle, but it's apparently... not?

*Scratches head*


Most of the Cockerill/Mecar guns are marketed as main caliber armament for light armored vehicles, and the specs often refer to the gun alone. When I went hunting for data I could find a weight reference to the Cockerill Mk.8 gun of 750kg - but that was for the gun exclusive of its turret. As only 117 towed guns appear to have been made, and some of those mounted by the Israelis on M3 halftracks, there does not seem to be much demand for data on that particular configuration. It's probably in a paper resource somewhere, but might not have made it on line.

Edit: The postwar Swiss 90mm PaK 50/57 might be useful for guidance purposes.

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Saturday, October 8th 2016, 10:25am

Ok, I'll go with 716kg based off the Swiss guns.
I guess Bruce's logic is correct, I've seen the same figure in a book but its obvious someone a long time ago was deceived by the marketing materials or made a simple mistake.