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Akarnanbat

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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)




The comparison of DTW-125 and DTW10-125

 
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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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