Cromwell and the 6 pounder

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Cromwell and the 6 pounder

Post by Brady » 25 Apr 2020 20:06

Cromwell and the 6 pounder,

Did the Cromwell have the MK 5 6 pounder or the MK 3 6 pounder, because it would seam from the reference below that the later could not fire the APDS rounds, that were so effective against the Later War German tanks ?

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Re: Cromwell and the 6 pounder

Post by Brady » 01 May 2020 22:58

A Bigger Question is Did the Cromwell with the 6 pounder serve in NW Europe, its recently been suggested that all the Cromwell's in NW Europe had the 75 mm gun ?

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Re: Cromwell and the 6 pounder

Post by redcoat » 02 May 2020 03:00

Brady wrote:
25 Apr 2020 20:06
Cromwell and the 6 pounder,

Did the Cromwell have the MK 5 6 pounder or the MK 3 6 pounder, because it would seam from the reference below that the later could not fire the APDS rounds, that were so effective against the Later War German tanks ?

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While your reference doesn't show any reference to the APDs round in the table for ammo for the Mark 3, l know of no reason why it couldn't fire the round, as only the barrel was shorter.
It's possible that when the official testing took place they only tested the Mark 5 with the new ammo and didn't retro check the ammo with the Mark 3 gun

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