Army Guide - Tank Firepower
Home: :Products: :Companies: :Countries: :Contact
Russian
Nickname:
Register
Password:
Remind
 
Home
About project
AGM magazine

products
companies
countries
quantities
museum
contracts

Defence Industry
Army
Future Technologies
Contracts
Training And Simulators
Robots
Exhibitions
Term of the day

Feedback and Forum
Contact

free
paid

To Webmasters
RSS Feeds


Articles >>

Tank Firepower

Category: Term of the day

Oplot MBT is firing

Oplot MBT is firing

The firepower of a tank is its ability to destroy various targets on the battlefield. It is determined by the main armament calibre, projectiles' piercing capability, characteristics of the armament laying mechanisms, sights, aimed firing rate, ammunition loading speed, quantity of vehicle-borne ammunition, available ammunition types, availability and calibre of machine guns and quantity of vehicle-borne machine-gun ammunition.

The tanks' main armament is a smooth-bore or rifled gun (most of modern tanks are fitted with smooth-bore guns). The guns are used for direct fire, although indirect fire is also possible. The latest tanks are armed either with 120 mm gun (NATO calibre) or 125 mm gun (originated in the former Soviet Union). советский калибрї). The gun barrels are usually fitted with a thermal sleeve.

The tank guns can fire various types of ammunition intended for destruction both armoured and unarmoured targets: armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot (APFSDS), high-explosive squash-head (HESH), also called high-explosive plastic (HEP), high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT), high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG), smoke, canister, etc. The main anti-tank ammunition types are APFSDS and HEAT (the former penetrates the armour by means of a long-rod penetrator made either of special steel or tungsten allow or depleted uranium, while the other, by using a high energy jet of melted copper allow).

The smooth-bore guns can also fire laser beam-riding anti-tank guided missiles which can destroy targets at distances of up to 5 km (while APFSDS and HEAT rounds are only effective within distances of up to 3 km).

The modern tanks are armed with at least two machine guns, one of which is mounted coaxially with the main gun, while the other is installed on the turret roof and is used for firing at both ground and air targets.

Sergyi Way
19.03.2009

www.army-guide.com

Actions...
 
Printable Version
 
Printable Version  
rss
 
favorite
 

Discuss


At present you cannot leave messages. To be able to do this, you should enter by using your name. If you are not registetred, do it now. The registration procedure will take just one minute.
Register

Tata Motors awarded contract for 1,239 vehicles of its high-mobility multi-axle vehicles by the Indian Army
15.07.2015

£150M cannon contract signed for UK armoured fighting vehicles
01.07.2015

Force protection and firepower: the future arrives with formal transfer of Puma infantry fighting vehicle to the Bundeswehr
24.06.2015

Supacat to deliver 89 Special Operations Vehicles Ц Commando under $105m contract for JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) Program
30.08.2014

C76A1(FP105)APFSDS-T (Projectile)

TP-T M490 HEAT (Projectile)

M456A2 HEAT-T (Projectile)

KE-W APFSDS-T (Projectile)

HEAT (Round)

APFSDS (Round)

APFSDS-T 25 (Projectile)

APFSDS-T 27 (Projectile)

APFSDS-T 30 (Projectile)

APFSDS-T 35 (Projectile)

APFSDS-T 105 (Projectile)

APFSDS-T 120 (Projectile)

APFSDS-T 125 (Projectile)

40 APFSDS-T Mk II IM (Projectile)




Latest Forum Posts
Defense Media Review...
Posts - 6
joshtcohen (17:13 01.04.2015)
No Tanks No Thanks: US Army looking towa...
Posts - 3
joshtcohen (17:07 01.04.2015)
global armour limited in n ireland...
Posts - 2
loner (23:13 15.10.2013)
Die Bezeichnung des Tages...
Posts - 61
Kenner (15:10 15.04.2013)
中文 - méi tiān xu...
Posts - 49
大面 (10:26 29.03.2013)
Forums List


Last Article Posts
Armoured SISU 8x8 Fire Truck brings extinguishing operations to new level... (26.04.2015)
Posts - 3
KMDB Has Tested a BAU-23x2 Remote Controlled Weapon Station... (21.03.2015)
Posts - 1
BAE Awarded Contract to Begin AMPV Program... (28.01.2015)
Posts - 1
PROTECTOR MCT-30 unveiling at Eurosatory... (23.06.2014)
Posts - 1
More Foxhound vehicles for British Army... (19.11.2013)
Posts - 1


Most Popular Articles
The Prospect of the Russian Armed Forces... (29.12.2004)
Visits - 16781
The Ukrainian Army Switches to More Efficient Methods of Personnel Training... (29.12.2004)
Visits - 14064
Anniversary of the Arsenal Central Design Bureau... (29.12.2004)
Visits - 14488
Russia Supplies its Special-purpose vehicles to Azerbaijan... (11.01.2005)
Visits - 15884
The Russian Army Has Completed the Trials of the BTR-90 Armoured Personnel Carrier... (11.01.2005)
Visits - 20478
All Articles


Home | Articles | Products | Companies | Countries | Quantities | Denial of Guarantees and Rights | Contact | Russian

© ATEN, 2002-2008