From the Vault: The Rarden Cannon

Today we present an article from the Jan-Feb 1974 issue of ARMOR magazine looking at the British Rarden cannon.  The Rarden gun was introduced in the early 1970’s and  would go on to be one of the most important pieces of ordnance in British armored formations, being the primary armament of the FV510 Warrior IFV, as well as reconnaissance vehicles Fox, Scimitar and Sabre.  The author of this piece, F. W. A. Hobart, is known primarily as a writer of books on small arms.  While still in service with UK forces, the Rarden is considered outdated and is slated to be replaced by a 40mm weapon.  The article is posted below as individual images.  For those wanting to view the Jan-Feb 1974 issue of ARMOR, click here.

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for digging this up, Walter. Incredibly informative stuff. It’s very interesting to see how they approached problems that everyone else was facing at the time, and how it translated to the design choices made in creating the RARDEN.

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