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We have a vice-regal salute coming up in June Petard....maybe that's why...
Cardstonkid said:After the 18 AD Gun passed inspection it was sent back without its travel lights, cover and a missing breech mechanism. Not sure how that happened but we are still grounded as a result.
It is good to see we can still shoot, not sure how we are going to tow it with the new trucks but perhaps we can strap it down in the back of the MS and become self-propelled artillery?
Intuitively I don't think a failure in the recoil system would be cause for a failure that would attract this sort of attention. A fault in this area could be fixed or replaced in second or third line. What we seem to have, if I read Petard's post correctly, is structural problems in the carriages - which pretty well includes every part that supports the bits that go "bang" and move back and forth.George Wallace said:Only if that is not the reason that these three guns failed.
Cardstonkid said:The latest news for the C3's.
There is no replacement plan for the C3 or the LG 1. However, getting a replacement plan is a top priority. The requirements are in part, that it be mobile, inexpensive, but it need not be a howitzer, as the 120mm mortar may also be considered. The replacement will only be for the Reg force. There is no intent to replace the C3 for The RCA.
The LG 1's will be sent to Atlantic Reserve units. Their C3's will be sent to the Reg's, along with other C3's from Reserve units across Canada. In the short term the Regs will use the C3's as it is believed they have 5-8 years left in them. The LG 1's are seen to be very near the end, and they cannot be deployed operationally.
It is expected that over the next few years Reserve Artillery will be the 81 mm mortar. All arty Reserve units will be mortar units of one kind or another. Expect this transition over the next 48 months.
Given the tiny 105 mm ammo allotment this year (400 rds for 41CBG) going mortars should increase the amount of rounds a reserve unit can shoot. Next year the ammo allotment is ex eyed to be reduced even more. (50%)
Parties over, welcome to the MO!
Cardstonkid said:I am not in know, any more than anyone else who was updated on the information presented at the 2011 Arty Senate in Shilo. I will copy and paste the brief I received ASAP.