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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse26 Jan 2019 3:23 p.m. PST

"The Germans are also working on a 130mm cannon that might be another option for the future Franco-German tank.

French defense contractor Nexter has reportedly been testing a modified Leclerc main battle tank with a massive 140mm main gun as part of the development of a future Franco-German tank, known as the Main Ground Combat System, or MGCS. For decades, France, as well as Germany, among many others, have considered adding bigger cannons to its tanks to improve their armor penetration and range capabilities, but have repeatedly decided not to do so. So, it still remains to be seen how seriously they'll pursue this course of action now…."
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A 140mm tank gun going to be quite big….


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Jan 2019 4:13 p.m. PST

Bigger guns to counter Russian tanks which Russia can't afford to produce? grin

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

140mm gun to counter U.S.tanks !

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 7:57 p.m. PST

And it makes sense to standardize weapons and equipment in the planned Euro Army.

Gaz004527 Jan 2019 2:20 a.m. PST

Let's hope it turns into a compromise vehicle, fulfilling none of the requirements of both parties…..

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2019 3:17 a.m. PST

Common Weapon program attempt #16784

Umpapa27 Jan 2019 3:38 a.m. PST

Bigger guns to counter Russian tanks which Russia can't afford to produce?

If the Germans not finish Nord Stream 2, the Russians would not have money for the tanks nor the political space to use it.


Scafcom1 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

Didn't they try that decades ago, but then decided to go their separate ways? I seem to recall that's how the AMX-30 and Leopard 1s came into being.

soledad29 Jan 2019 3:46 a.m. PST

Yes, the MBT-70 project. Did not end well.

kabrank29 Jan 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

Hi All

I think that Leopard 1/AMX30 came from a joint program that split in the late 50/early 60.

MBT70 split in 70's and Germany built Leopard 2 and France eventually Le Clerk.

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