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L7 Development

July 26 2012 at 10:32 AM
Derek Hansen  (Login derekhansenataa)
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Response to L7 105mm manufacture

Stephen,

From what I remember the 105mm L7 was developed by RARDE Fort Halsted and was contracted later to Vickers Armstrong for initial production (main production was done by the ROF's), so I'm guessing that there is no direct design legacy connection between the L7 and the 20Pr. designs, and looking at the 20Pr. there is not enough material there to make an L7 from. I'm no gun expert but I do have examples of the ammunition for both in my collection and clearly these are very different weapons.

As Rob has said above the breech ring and mounting is common as is the balance of the completed weapon to allow it to fit Centurion with ease.

So I'm guessing new development.

Cheers,

Derek


    
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