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105 mm Modèle F1

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Type  Tank gun
In service  1966–present
Weight  2,470 kg
Place of origin  France
Wars  Gulf War
105 mm Modèle F1
Used by  Bosnia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela

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.

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Design

The F1 is fitted with a semi-automatic vertical sliding wedge breechblock, though fitted without a muzzle break. 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.

Specification

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

    105 mm Modèle F1 Wikipedia


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