L6 WOMBAT in a museum.
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The L6 WOMBAT is a lightweight model of the BAT for use by mobile units such as paratroopers or marines. WOMBAT stands for Weapon Of Magnesium BAT, referring to the use of magnisium alloys to reduce weight. Instead of a 7.62mm Bren a 12.7mm M8C (L40A1) ranging machine gun is fitted. The WOMBAT is fitted on a lightweight carriage with two small wheels. It is usually mounted on a Land Rover and some have been mounted on a FV 432 tracked APC. The Royal Marines used a Snowcat during operations in Norway. The WOMBAT is the latest version of the BAT and was the last version to remain in UK service.
WOMBAT recoilless rifle fitted to a Snowcat vehicles as used by Royal Marines during an excersize in Norway.
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The WOMBAT is a further reduced weight model of the BAT, weight less than half of the MOBAT.
The WOMBAT is less than a third of the weight of the original 120mm BAT.
The WOMBAT fires the same L2 HESH shell as the BAT and MOBAT.
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