Sunday, May 10, 2020
Circuit breaker Day 34 pix: GIAT Industries LG1 105mm light gun
The French-made GIAT Industries LG1 105mm light guns were introduced at a time when air mobility was a popular concept among armies worldwide. Light guns bridged the gap between 120mm heavy mortars and 155mm gun/howitzers that could not be airlifted by Super Puma-class helicopters.
Strangely, the Singapore Artillery's LG1s didn't last long. All have been retired. Note the long barrelled 52-cal FH-2000 155mm gun howitzer behind the LG1.