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90-mm Model 57 anti-tank gun

Country of Origin: Switzerland

description

The Model 57 90-mm anti-tank gun was towed on a two-wheel carriage and had thin, curved, split trail legs. The Model 57 had a small curved shield and in the traveling position the barrel was swung around 180 degrees and rested on the trail legs. This weapon had one of the lowest minimum elevations of any towed piece: 15 degrees (267 mils).

The Model 57 fired a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) projectile.

status

No longer in service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) in 1958. Production...

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