ITT : we modernize old shit

Mechanical & doctrinal improvements
Could they still be relavant in modern wars ?
Let's look at the current situation in Ukraine

  1. 1 month ago

    Sell it to a museum, buy more fpv's

  2. 1 month ago

    75mm ewwww
    to think massed batteries of this bombed stuff relentlessly...

  3. 1 month ago

    A modern Atlanta cruiser armed with eight OTO Melara 76 mm guns.

    M712 Copperhead & and M982 Excalibur shells.

    Compact: 85 rounds/min
    Super Rapid: 120 rounds/min

  4. 1 month ago

    >Mechanical & doctrinal improvements
    Hmm, let me see....
    >bigger caliber
    >put it on a moving cart
    I think this could lead somewhere

  5. 1 month ago

    Mass produce it, redesign it for semi-fixed artillery (no shoot-n-scoot but no 777 redeployment time either)
    Aiming for dug-in treeline warfare
    Each towed by any 4x4
    Mass deploy and camouflage them in the treelines
    Direct hit Ruzzians as they come
    Lose a few ? Who cares ? there's so many more hiding

  6. 1 month ago


    • 1 month ago

      Neva been done befo

  7. 1 month ago

    what counts as modernizing and what counts as an outright redesign?
    You could put a magazine/revolver/autoloader so it can do follow up shots without crew directly reloading
    You could add automation so that they can be remotely controlled and concealed in ambush positions

    Is that within the scope of modernizing, or does it become a completely different gun by then?

  8. 1 month ago

    all it needs is better wheels and drone feedback for firing and you're done, it's viable

  9. 1 month ago

    could a 75 be mounted on a humvee?

    • 1 month ago

      >mounted on a humvee
      >fire from a humvee

      • 1 month ago

        Not with that attitude!

  10. 1 month ago

    Rebarrel HMS Belfast with modern 155s and CIWS at her 4 inch AA stations then use her as a riverine arty battery in ukraine vulnerable to missiles sure but counterbattery fire is less of a threat to a platform designed to resist 6 inch AP

  11. 1 month ago

    obligatory SUSK and mention of the various Israeli Sherman variants like the Shrike Sherman

    HVSS shall rise again

  12. 1 month ago

    There are places in the world where they're still using muzzle loading black powder artillery to hurl shells, so yes just about any gun can be turned to some use, the real problem is keeping it fed.

  13. 1 month ago

    Use a discarding sabot to fire a sub calibre projectile.
    I'm thinking a .50 AE, the entire round including casing.
    Call it the Canon de 75 modèle Science de l'ouverture, because it fires the whole bullet.

  14. 1 month ago

    You could probably make a stackable HE shell, like a shell that can be screwed on top of another shell ect to double or triple the HE payload. That way you can have really large payloads for short range work but lighter ones for harrassment use.

    Make a rocket shell with stackable charges while you are at it.

  15. 4 weeks ago

    Just do what the Germans and Americans did with the French 75. Mount on existing carriages or second line platforms. Amazing to realize the all the American 75mm guns used the same 75x272R case.

  16. 4 weeks ago

    Think we will see M114 howitzers in Ukraine?

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