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37mm Gun T16 Part II


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The_Chieftain #1 Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:12 AM

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A little over two months ago, I put up an article about an interesting discovery that I made about the 37mm Automatic Gun T16. It was one of those random discoveries that one makes when just blindly dipping into the boxes in the National Archives.

Near as I could tell, this was a piece of equipment totally lost to history. At least, nobody else could provide any information on the program, either in books or on the Web. It was one of those satisfying little discoveries that makes this job so enjoyable, and though disappointed that the document didn’t have any pictures to complete the discovery, I was happy enough that I was able to even get that much out.

As you may be aware, a little over a month ago I went back to the National Archives for a little more digging. To my total astonishment, the very first box I opened up was the test report of the 37mm Automatic Gun T16 as mounted in the M5 light tank.

Not only did I re-discover a lost item once, I re-discovered it a second time. And this time, it had pictures, so the persons on the forum hypothesizing over what it looked like can now get their answers.

This second report follows:

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The_Chieftain #2 Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

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NeedMoreBeer #3 Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

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Very Interesting, Its a shame these archives are not digitialised and put on the web, Hope it happens one day.

Ashed_dreams #4 Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

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By any chance are we getting this on our American M5?

CtrlAltDestroy #5 Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

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This is interesting, but there is a very low chance they'd actually put it into the game because then they'll need to rebalance the M5. Furthermore, even if it is put in game, well need to wait for at least update 8.8 for the Wargaming team to deliberate on it


:angry:angry coz it would probably be more fun if there were more modules to play around with on da damn M5

lust #6 Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:10 PM

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:great:

Devilish_Vixen #7 Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

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So, can we get this put into the game please?
WarGaming seem to be happy enough to throw all kind of autoloaders into the game...

A 5 or 3 shot 37mm on the M5 may mean that someone will use that gun - as it stands everyone uses the grenade thrower, LOL

 

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