Название: 37-mm AA Gun Matériel
Издательство: War Department Technical Manual
Размер: 21 Мб
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The Army's interest in a 37mm automatic cannon that could be used in an antiaircraft role dates to the period of the First World War. Legendary gun designer and arms manufacturer John Browning was approached with a request to help develop the new weapon. Browning's cannon was successfully test fired at Aberdeen Proving Ground in the summer of 1921, but by that time the Army had started to recede into a peacetime mentality. The exigencies of war had passed. The Army courted the new weapon, considering it a good candidate for multiple uses. However, ultimate commitment to the 37mm gun by the Army was somewhat elusive. Doubts lingered about the piece. After consulting the Colt Fire Arms Company for additional refinements, a 37mm gun model was finally standardized in 1927.