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US 30 to 50 mm developments   Ammunition 20-57mm

Started 16/5/19 by autogun; 6511 views.
autogun

From: autogun

18-Jul

Interesting. 

Now we have the official designations for the rounds of ammo, it would be helpful to know more about them: projectile weights (APFSDS with/without sabot, HE shell + contents, muzzle velocities).

If this one actually makes it into service it will be a game changer, in a different class from other MICV armament (except for the Russian 57 mm S-60, but that ammunition is huge and heavy).

Red7272

From: Red7272

18-Jul

Both the 57 mm AGL and the A220 will have the same ability. As a concept it is now mature enough to be practical. Hard to see how the round itself will be very large if it is the same case head and OAL as the 35 mm. Performance won't be much better than the 40 mm CT with all the disadvantages of being a chaingun. Even allowing for the larger bore, MV with a 1.25 kg shell will be  900ish MPS

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