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120-mm ERSTA coastal defense gun

Country of Origin: Sweden


The Swedish 120-mm TAK L/62 ERSTA is a 120-mm static coastal defense gun that consists of an armored cupola emplaced in a concrete installation.

The gun turret and hoist are held in an upright concrete tube and protected by the 2.75-in (70-mm) armor of the cupola. In addition, the cupola is shaped to resemble a natural formation and suppresses its infrared signature.

Normally, the gun mount and cupola traverse on spring-loaded roller bearings. If the gun is being attacked, the...

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