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French Compact Mk 1 naval gun

Country of Origin: France


The French 100-mm Compact gun is a dual-purpose, single-barrel weapon. It is almost 25 percent lighter than the 100-mm Model 1968 gun from which it is derived. In addition to being lighter, the 100-mm Compact has a higher rate of fire and faster elevation and traverse.

The 100-mm Compact is water-cooled; air is injected into the barrel after each round is fired to vent propellant fumes. Both features contribute to longer barrel life.

The ammunition supply system can feed 42 or 90...

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