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So I was chatting with another weapons tech today. Found out the CAF has sourced replacement parts for the C3. A company in the states is now manufacturing barrels for us, and two Canadian companies, one in bc and another in Quebec are manufacturing T&E mechs, trails, cradles etc.... apparently we have enough spares now to maintain the fleet and build 7 new guns. If that is the case we could see a lot of new life into the fleet if we are making new guns.
I don't mean to be a party pooper, but isn't the C3 a bit of a museum piece by now in the sniper world?
I think Daft forgot this is the C3 Howitzer, not the long non C3 Sniper Rifle.Yes but it is probably easier right now to maintain the fleet then replace. If new cradles and barrels are being made, that solves most of our VOR issues
However I am curious as to the cost of the C3 retrofit -- I am sure that it is the "easy button" (as opposed to new guns of an actually practical design) - but given the design seems to be inherently poor and asking too much out of the existing platform - the same issues will occur in fairly short order.
Why not actually get a new piece of kit and let the C3 fleet rot, as the US 105mm Light gun seems to be a much better option if one wants to stay with 105mm?