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Rheinmetall Ups Tank Firepower with new 130mm Gun

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Looks like the next generation of Euro Tanks are going to have a bigger stick than the Russians,

That's a very big round, I think you're either going to need a Gorilla for a loader or an Autoloader.

 

http://defense-update.com/20160614_rheinmetall-ups-tank-firepower-with-new-130mm-gun.html

 

http://www.janes.com/article/61255/eurosatory-2016-rheinmetall-lifts-the-lid-on-new-130-mm-tank-gun

 

 

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 The Russians are working on a new 140mm cannon.

 With the new T-14 going in to production  it stands to reason western designers will need to up-gun there new designs.

 

 

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The Germans have already had an experimental 140mm cannon in the late 80s/early 90s. So did the US.

The 130mm would be a compromise between firepower and ammo capacity, I'd guess. With the advances in metalurgy and whatnot, it's possible that the 2016-ish 130mm is as powerfull as the 1980-ish 140mm.

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