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C3 Howitzer

Data and Specifications

Role: 105mm C3 Towed Howitzer

Description: The C3 Howitzer is an upgraded version of the C1 Howitzer which is used as a close support artillery weapon. It is towed by MLVW (Gun Tractor) which carries the crew (7 member detachment) and ammunition. It has the capability to fire extended range ammunitions which can deliver a round up to 18 km down range.

Length: 7.53 m
Width: 3.80 m
Height: 1.6 m  (0 mills/degrees) 3 m
(1,245 mills maximum elevation)
Weight: 2,400 kg
Range: 18 km
Ammunition: High explosive;
high explosive anti-tank illuminating;
smoke;
Extended Range Giat 2 (ERG 2)
Muzzle velocity: 507 m/sec
Elevation: -89 mills to 1,245 mills
Traverse: 409 mills left and right
(horizontal movement)

Origins:  Procured in 1997 and 1998 mainly for the Regular Force

 

Data from Canadian Forces - Army Website

 

C7A1

Data and Specifications

Role: Personal Weapon
Description: Rifle, Automatic, 5.56mm, C7A1

Origins: C7 with Elcan C79 optical sights

Identifying Features - C7A1 rifle

Images and Data from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

C6

Data and Specifications

Role: Supporting Fire Machinegun
Description: Machine-gun, GPMG, 7.62mm, C6

Origins: The ’50s-designed FN MAG was adopted by most of NATO (incl. Britain as the L7A1 and, later, the US as the M240B)

 

Identifying Features

Images and Data from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

C9A1

Data and Specifications

Role: A Light Squad Machinegun
Description: Machine-gun, Light, 5.56mm

Origins: Belgium’s FN — designers of C6

Identifying Features - C9A1

Images and Data from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

Pistol

Data and Specifications

Role: Personal Weapon
Description: Pistol , 9mm , Browning FN, HP,  No2 Mk1

Origins:
These guns, dating from WWII, were manufactured in Canada under licence by Inglis.

9mm Automatic Pistols - centre Browning shows slide action and magazine

Images and Data from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

Carl Gustav

Data and Specifications

Role: Carl Gustav SHRAAW(H) M2
Description: Short-Range Anti-Armour Weapon, The Carl Gustav fires an 84mm rocket-propelled  shell with a muzzle velocity of 290m per second. The standard rocket has a HEAT (High Exposive Anti-Tank) warhead but a dual- purpose high explosive round (HEDP)** is available for use against bunkers.

 

Carl Gustav presented for inspection in BosniaImages and Data from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

M72

 

Data and Specifications

Role: M72 SHRAAW(L) ‘LAW’

Role: Short-Range Anti-Armour Weapon, The US-designed 66mm M72 is a disposable, one-shot anti-armour rocket launcher.  Less than 2.5kg in weight and under 1m in length, the M72 is a handy weapon for infantry use. Since its inception 30 years ago, improvements in armour have lessened the M72's effective in its original role. But the M72 is also useful against bunkers or, during street fighting, to punch through walls. The M72 rocket projectile weighs 1 kg and will penetrate 300mm of steel plate but not modern armour types.

M72 with its subcalibre training insertImages and Data from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

Iltis

Data and Specifications

Role: Light Utility Vehicle
Description: 4 x 4, light utility vehicle, primarily for command, liaison, reconnaissance and communication functions

Origins: Between 1984 and 1986, 2,500 Iltis vehicles were delivered to the Land Force.

 

Basic Iltis configuration

Images from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

Data from Canadian Forces - Army Website

LSVW

Data and Specifications

Role: light support vehicle wheeled
Description: command and control, troop transport, line laying, medical evacuation, maintenance, administration and light cargo

Origins: Between 1993 and 1997, 2,879 light support vehicles were delivered to the Land Force.

 

LSVW in ambulance configuration

Images from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

Data from Canadian Forces - Army Website

MLVW (Gun Tractor)

Data and Specifications

Role: medium logistic vehicle wheeled
Description: command and control, troop and cargo transport, maintenance and administrative functions.

Origins: In 1982, 2,769 medium logistic vehicles were procured for the Land Force.

MLVW basic cargo configuration

Images from CASR Canadian American Strategic Review

Data from Canadian Forces - Army Website

CADPAT (TW) Clothing

Data and Specifications

Role: Canadian Disruptive Pattern (Temperate Woodland) Clothing
Description:  computer generated camouflage pattern uniform for use in temperate woodland areas, matching utility vests and other equipment is in development, current webbing and IECS (improved environment clothing system) are in olive drab.

Origins: Initially mandated in September 1996 to support 40,000 members of the Land Force, (20,000 regular and 20,000 reserve).  Distribution began in 2002.

Photo

Images and Data from Canadian Forces - Army Website