Why do modern tanks have smooth bore guns?

Why do modern tanks have smooth bore guns?

The majority of modern tanks are fitted with smoothbore guns, which do not utilise rifled barrels in order to impart spin to projectiles as they are fired (see Annex B). The smoothbore design of most modern tank barrels makes it easier for tanks to fire missiles through the same barrel used to fire projectiles.

What size rounds Do tanks fire?

The current 120 mm family of tactical tank ammunition consists of the five unique cartridges, each designed to defeat one or more specific threat targets. The family includes the fifth generation Kinetic Energy (KE) cartridge, three High-Explosive (HE) cartridges, and a canister cartridge.

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Why do tanks have cannons?

The first tanks were used to break through trench defences in support of infantry actions particularly machine gun positions during the First World War and they were fitted with machine guns or high explosive firing guns of modest calibre.

Should Russia upgrade its T-14 main battle tank to 152mm?

Russia in considering upgrading future T-14 main battle tnks to use the 2A83 152 mm gun instead of its current 2A82 125 mm gun. The 2A83 gun has a high-speed APFSDS shell with a 1,980 m/s muzzle velocity, only dropping to 1,900 m/s at 2 km.

What kind of gun is a 152mm?

The new 152 millimeter gun was developed by the KB-3 office of the Kirov design bureau and given the designation LP-83. It was originally planned to be rifled, but development difficulties meant it was a smoothbore. The gun was designed to withstand chamber pressures of up to seven thousand kilograms per square centimeter.

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How long has the 152 mm direct fire gun been around?

But the new 152 millimeter direct fire gun designs incorporated the almost thirty years of development in military technology since the original World War II guns. The new 152 millimeter gun was developed by the KB-3 office of the Kirov design bureau and given the designation LP-83.

How effective were 152mm cannons in WW2?

In World War II, 152 millimeter cannons armed the ISU-152s and SU-152s assault guns, which were renowned as some of the only Soviet armored vehicles that could knock out the German “big cats.” The guns also fired a devastating high explosive shell that could destroy all but the heaviest of bunkers and decimate infantry.