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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #325 on: January 22, 2023, 11:26:10 PM »
M18 Hellcat converted to CRV (open and closed)

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #326 on: January 24, 2023, 03:49:46 PM »
Alternative guns for M41


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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #327 on: January 30, 2023, 04:21:05 PM »
Armed with a 30mm gun


Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #328 on: January 31, 2023, 04:08:52 AM »
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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #329 on: January 31, 2023, 05:34:50 AM »
@Carlos - IRL Mexico swapped the 37mm gun out on some of their M8 fleet for a French manufactured 20mm gun...

Thanks Jeff ... interesting gun.

After Googling around, I see that the M8's gun was supposed to be made in Mexico by the workshops of SEDENA (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional). As you said, though, its based on a French design - the GIAT Modèle F2 (a navalised 20x139mm GIAT M693 which, in turn, was based on the Swiss 30x170 HS 830 - so basically the same as the US M139 used on the M114 and some LVTP-7s). Phew!

Local terminology is rather garbled. SEDENA offers a course on operating "GIAT Y GI-2" ... making it sound like an 'either/or' deal. Elsewhere, SEDENA refers to this gun as the "Cañón Cal. 20mm, Hispano-Suizo Giant GI-2". If SEDENA does hold a licence, its a little weird that they can't spell either GIAT or Hispano-Suiza properly  ???

The Sentinel México Facebook blog acknowledges the French/South African origins confusion. Then goes on to say that Mexican F2s/GI-2s arm the MEX-1 (Chrysler MAC-1) and M8A1 armoured cars; SEDENA-Henschel HWK-11 and DNC-13 (AMX-13 VCI) tracked vehicles; Chevrolet Cheyenne 'technicals'; and some Bell 212 and 412EP helicopters.

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