Leading on, yet again, from comments on Monty’s post on the main battle tank one of the subject areas was the benefit of non fin cannister rounds, a round we no longer have.
The last time we had cannister available on a land vehicle was on CVR(T) Scorpion and Saladin, the round for the L23A1 76mm rifled medium velocity gun (the one on a Scorpion) finally going out of service in in the early nineties. Trials were carried out on the 120mm rifled gun in the early eighties but no round was ever bought into general service due to concerns about damage to the rifle, potential for misfeeds and alternatives being available, GPMG, HESH and being able to deliver fragmentation from other sources such as mortars.
Read more on the 76mm gun and ammunition at Repaircraft[browser-shot width=”600″ url=”http://www.scorpiontank.co.uk/html/ContentsSummaryPgs/76mmGunSupport.html”]
Chemring still provide 76mm ammunition for nations still using the L23A1, click here to read the brochure.
Outside of the UK, the enduring appeal of cannister continues.
And a video
For a slightly different application, I think this is an interesting round from IMI[browser-shot width=”500″ url=”http://www.imi-israel.com/home/doc.aspx?mCatID=67059″]