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120-mm CN 120

Country of Origin: France


The French Giat 120-mm tank gun was designed by the Etablissment d'Etudes et de Fabrications d'Armaments de Bourges (EFAB), and is the main armament on the AMX-40 export-oriented main battle tank (MBT). A modified version is fitted to the Leclerc MBT.

A smoothbore gun, the 120-mm was designed to permit accurate fire with armor-piercing, fin-stabilized, discarding-sabot (APFSDS) "arrow" penetrators at higher muzzle velocities than thought possible with a rifled gun. The barrel life...

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