From the Vault: Tank Armament

Today we present a two page article from the Nov-Dec 1946 issue of ARMOR written by the School of Tank Technology.  This piece describes some of the technical considerations regarding tank gun design in the immediate post war period.  In particular, the article discusses issues relating to mounting the gun in a tank turret and the role of recoil systems and muzzle breaks.


  1. Much more difficult than just slapping a bigger gun into the turret.


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