Tank Guns and Ammunition

Discussion in 'Land Forces' started by Kunal Biswas, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Akarnanbat

    Akarnanbat New Member

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    Chinese 125 mm DTW-125 (the so-called "Type II")

    muzzle velocity 1740 m/s

    penetration 220 mm / 68.5 Deg @ > 2 km

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    Chinese 125 mm DTW10-125 (the so-called "Type III")

    self-sharpening WHA

    No-wind cap design

    projectile ~ 675 mm penetrator ~ 635 mm (for comparison: M829A1 penetrator 660 mm)

    muzzle velocity 1820 m/s (when fired by the new gun on Type 99A MBT. When fired by common Type 98 gun mounted on Type 99 and Type 96A, it has a much lower speed)

    penetration: estimated to be ~730 mm @ 2 km (for comparison: DM53 when fired by L55 will have a penetration of ~680 mm @ 2 km. M829A2 ~700 mm. M829A3 ~ 780 mm @ 2 km)

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    The comparison of DTW-125 and DTW10-125

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  3. Akarnanbat

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    DTW10-125 has a very novel and interesting design. The first modern AP without wind-cap in the world. There must be some unknown break-through in the flight / penetration theory.

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    Inside French Panhard ERC 90 Sagaie . Is it the smallest operational reconnaissance tank ?

     

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