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120-mm L6 Wombat recoilless rifle

Country of Origin: Britain


The L6 Wombat (an acronym for weapon of magnesium, battalion, anti-tank) was the last step in the British effort to produce a lightweight BAT recoilless rifle in the 1950s. Compared to earlier attempts, the Wombat was significantly lighter and more compact.

The Wombat had a plain tube with an underslung towing lunette mounted on the muzzle, an upright gun cradle, a long Venturi tube extending straight back from the breech and a two-wheel carriage with small outriggers that fold...

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