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Question about tank gun overpressure

danwild6

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So from what I've read the Abrams has a massive overpressure from its main gun that complicates infantry support operations is the same true for other tank guns like the rifled L30A1 used on the British Challenger 2
 

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Yes. generally nobody are supposed to be near and up front tank or any other large caliber gun while firing.

You can expect exit pressure of maybe even 1000 Bar. that's more than enough to kill nearby bystanders.
 

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Thanks for the reply stealthflanker I guess other than firing HESH rounds there really is no reason to go for rifled over smoothbore
 
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