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This one is a bit older, not by too much about a decade and a half, now found in the USMC LAAD Battalions alongside the Avengers.
 

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another new designer, closer to home for Paul:

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Bonus points for identifying the MA.
Finnish Patria AMV with Nemo turreted 120mm remote control mortar system. Can do direct and indirect fire, 10 rounds per min. I'm guessing jacket around the barrel is active cooling to extend life and to cut its thermal sign.
 

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Finnish Patria AMV with Nemo turreted 120mm remote control mortar system. Can do direct and indirect fire, 10 rounds per min. I'm guessing jacket around the barrel is active cooling to extend life and to cut its thermal sign.
What I found most interesting about the NEMO Main Armament was its dual breech design, allowing a round to be loaded as another is targeted and fired. This rapidly increases the effective cyclic rate of fire of the weapon.
 

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Found this one in a FSB Archives film footage clip. Poor resolution as the camera was moving from the shock wave of the round being fired. Not a weapon one finds many pictures of in actual use. :)
 

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The British inter-war Morris-Martel Tankette prototype


The improved version:



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