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L30

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The L30 is a 120 mm rifled tank gun used by the British Army and Royal Army of Oman. [1]

23 relations: Armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot, British Army, Caliber, Challenger 1, Challenger 2, Depleted uranium, Electro-slag remelting, GIAT CN120-26/52, Gulf War, High-explosive squash head, IMI 120 mm gun, Main battle tank, MBT-80, Rheinmetall 120 mm gun, Rifling, ROF Nottingham, Royal Army of Oman, Royal Ordnance, Royal Ordnance Factory, Royal Ordnance L11A5, Tank gun, White phosphorus munitions, 2A46 125 mm gun.

Armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot

Armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) is a type of kinetic energy penetrator ammunition used to attack modern vehicle armour.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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Caliber

In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the gun barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it shoots.

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Challenger 1

The FV4030/4 Challenger 1 is a British main battle tank (MBT) used by the British Army from 1983 to the mid-1990s, when it was superseded by the Challenger 2.

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Challenger 2

The FV4034 Challenger 2 (MOD designation "CR2") is a British main battle tank (MBT) in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Oman.

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Depleted uranium

Depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q-metal, depletalloy or D-38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U-235 than natural uranium.

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Electro-slag remelting

Electroslag remelting (ESR), also known as electro-flux remelting, is a process of remelting and refining steel and other alloys for mission-critical applications in aircraft, thermal power stations, nuclear power plants, military technology, et al.

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GIAT CN120-26/52

The GIAT CN120-26/52 is a French smoothbore 120mm tank gun of 52 calibers designed by EFAB de Bourges and produced by GIAT.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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High-explosive squash head

High-explosive squash head (HESH) is a type of explosive ammunition that is effective against tank armour and is also useful against buildings.

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IMI 120 mm gun

The IMI 120 mm gun is an L44 smoothbore tank gun designed and produced by Israeli Military Industries (IMI).

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Main battle tank

A main battle tank (MBT), also known as a battle tank or universal tank, is a tank that fills the armor-protected direct fire and maneuver role of many modern armies.

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MBT-80

The FV4601 MBT-80 was a British experimental third-generation main battle tank, designed in the late 1970s to replace the Chieftain tank.

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Rheinmetall 120 mm gun

The Rheinmetall 120 mm gun is a smoothbore tank gun designed and produced by the West German Rheinmetall-DeTec AG company, developed in response to Soviet advances in armor technology and development of new armored threats.

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Rifling

In firearms, rifling is the helical groove pattern that is machined into the internal (bore) surface of a gun's barrel, for the purpose of exerting torque and thus imparting a spin to a projectile around its longitudinal axis during shooting.

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ROF Nottingham

Royal Ordnance Factory Nottingham, first opened in 1916 and first opened as an ROF January 1936.

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Royal Army of Oman

The Royal Army of Oman is the ground forces component of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces.

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Royal Ordnance

Royal Ordnance plc was formed on 2 January 1985 as a public corporation, owning the majority of what until then were the remaining United Kingdom government-owned Royal Ordnance Factories (abbreviated ROFs) which manufactured explosives, ammunition, small arms including the Lee–Enfield rifle, guns and military vehicles such as tanks.

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Royal Ordnance Factory

Royal Ordnance Factories (ROFs) was the collective name of the UK government's munitions factories in and after World War II.

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Royal Ordnance L11A5

The Royal Ordnance L11A5 is a 120 mm L/55 rifled tank gun design.

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Tank gun

A tank gun is the main armament of a tank.

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White phosphorus munitions

White phosphorus is a material made from a common allotrope of the chemical element phosphorus that is used in smoke, tracer, illumination, and incendiary munitions.

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2A46 125 mm gun

The 2A46 (also called D-81TM) is a 125 mm/L48 smoothbore cannon of Soviet origin used in several main battle tanks.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L30

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