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AM General and Supacat pitch vehicle-mounted L118 Light Gun to British Army

3rd April 2023 - 12:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


A Supacat HMT Extenda fitted with soft recoil version of the 105mm L118 artillery system on a rear platform. (Photo: Supacat)

A version of the L118 Light Gun mounted on a 6x6 Supacat chassis could solve mobility and obsolescence problems facing the Royal Artillery's current towed version of the 105mm howitzer.

AM General has teamed with Supacat to integrate the 105mm L118 Light Gun fitted onto the HMT Extenda 6x6 vehicle using the Mandus Hawkeye Soft Recoil Technology (SRT) mount.

The intention is to promote this system to the UK's Royal Artillery (RA) and demonstrate the capability could be delivered by the in-service HMT 6x6 Coyote.

According to Supacat, this combination would provide the RA with more rapid in- and out-of-action times, and therefore greater survivability against counter-battery fire, increased mobility and reduced crew requirements.

There were aspirations for a comparative trial of this system with the currently deployed 105mm L118 Light

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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