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CA-SPAT by Wolohan2011 CA-SPAT by Wolohan2011
This is probably the dumbest thing I have ever drawn. Essentially it's a disposable PIAT, because who needs rockets anyway?

SPIGOT, PROJECTOR, ANTI-TANK


Type: Disposable anti-tank weapon

Place of origin: Cockaygne

In service: 1966-Present

Production history

Designed : 1960-1965

Manufacturer Commonwealth Arsenal

Produced 1966- Present

Number built: Loads

Specifications

Weight: 2.8 KG

Length: 1013.5mm (unarmed), 1214mm (ready to file)

Warhead: 72.5 mm

Action: Spring launched spigot

Muzzle velocity: 80 m/s

At the beginning of the 1960s, Cockaygne's military lacked man portable anti-tank weapons that could effectively deal with modern armour, relying instead on ageing and ineffective rocket launchers or comparatively immobile anti-tank guns. Commonwealth Arsenal (CA), the monolithic state arms manufacturer of Cockaygne, was tasked with filling this gap in a timely and cost effective manner. The development process was plagued by mishaps. Early attempts using a rocket propelled projectile were quickly abandoned partly due to the associated cost along with major issues with accuracy. With growing displeasure in the military leadership over the length of the development process, CA looked to a much more primitive and cheaper method of propulsion in order to finish development. A spigot projectile launched via a large spring was chosen and the weapon was rushed into trials. The trails highlighted several major issues with the design that were mostly related to the cocking mechanism. The great deal of force required to fully cock the weapon led one trooper assigned to the testing grounds to use the shoulder rest as a foot rest. The shoulder rest, not being designed to handle such stress, collapsed and caused the weapon to fire and the warhead to detonate a short distance from the trooper. In order to prevent similar accidents the nose of the warhead, which contains the impact detonator, was re-designed to be detachable. While this lessened the chances of fatal accidents, it increased the amount of time required to arm the weapon and as a result, it is often carried by troops with the warhead attached. The troops themselves have a love-hate relationship with the weapon. While they appreciate the lack of muzzle flash and smoke, the effort in cocking the weapon and the tremendous recoil are universally hated, with the weapon earning the moniker “Shoulder Pulveriser, Anti-Tank” among the ranks.


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678091 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it more accurate than the original PIAT?, If so, that's the selling point of it
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crazyasshole98 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Hehe, what a lovely nickname!
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Semi-II Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You had me at disposable PIAT.
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