New Weapons System


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    New Weapons System

    Post by edstorey on Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:45 pm

    I know that the Canadian Army trialed new weapons systems in the 1960s and that some of these were Canadian designs. I am not familiar with this weapons system, does anyone know what it was? Was it ever adapted?

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    Re: New Weapons System

    Post by Ian B on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:52 am

    Good day Ed,

    Looks like a mock-up of a Gatling gun. However, the design looks the one from the 1860's, complete with the hand crank and a loose ammunition bin on top. If I remember rightly, 'round about this time the Yanks were getting into designing electrically driven Gatlings as they became immersed in Vietnam.

    Don't know if Canadians had a hand in their designs, however, as I recall, Canadians had a hand in designing some of the APC's that the Americans produced, so anything is possible.

    Do you have the full document/publication that it came out of? That might give a better clue.

    On the other hand, seeing as how their Canadian Guards Sergeants, maybe it's a rig for doing maintenance on their bearskins. Snicker, snicker!

    Ian (ex-RCR)

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