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105-mm L7

Country of Origin: Britain


No other combat vehicle main armament has been used in as many different main battle tank (MBT) designs as the British L7 105-mm rifled tank gun. The L7 was developed for the Centurion tank and derived from the earlier 20-pounder (83.4-mm) gun.

The gun is highly regarded for its accuracy and reliability. Barrel life is 200 effective full charge (EFC) rounds for the basic gun, 800 EFC with additives.

Chinese-produced L7s have a claimed life of 1,000 EFC. Wear on the barrel when...

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