105 mm Modèle F1

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105 mm Modèle F1
AMX30.jpg
A French AMX-30B2 sporting a 105 rifled tank gun
Type Tank gun
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1966–present
Used by Bosnia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Wars Gulf War
Specifications
Weight 2,470 kg
Length 5.90 metres (19.4 ft)
Crew 2 (gunner, loader)

Calibre 105 millimetres (10.5 cm)
Muzzle velocity 1000 m/s with HEAT round
1525 m/s with APFSDS round[1]

The 105 mm Modèle F1 (or CN-105-F1) is a French 105 mm tank gun used with the AMX-30. A shorter version of this gun was also used in the Israeli Super Sherman.

Design[edit]

The F1 is fitted with a semi-automatic vertical sliding wedge breechblock, though fitted without a muzzle brake. Unlike the similar 105mm L7 tank gun, the F1 uses a compressed air scavenging system instead of a bore evacuator, the recoil mechanism uses two symmetrically opposed hydraulic brake cylinders with a single hydropneumatic recuperator cylinder.[2]

Specification[edit]

  • Caliber: 105mm
  • Barrel Length: 56 calibers
  • Weight: 2470 kg
  • Length: 5.9 m
  • Firing range: 3500 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/mi4/armania/armor/firepower/Cannon.html
  2. ^ Source from www.army-guide.com/eng/product519.html although the site is blacklisted for unknown reasons