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90-mm NR 8500 Cockerill

Country of Origin: Belgium


The Cockerill Mk III 90-mm combat vehicle gun is readily identifiable by its triple-baffle muzzle brake. It has proven to be adaptable to a wide range of turrets and light armored fighting vehicles.

The Mk III follows the earlier Mk I and Mk II versions and incorporates such refinements as softened recoil forces; improved steel (still made by the electro-slag refinement process); and a re-cocking mechanism. The Mk II had a lengthened recoil of 17.7 in (500 mm); the Mk III in the...

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