Ordnance BL Tk. L11 (120 mm)

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Description

The Ordnance BL Tk. L11 is a British 120 mm rifled cannon derived from the Conqueror's L1A2 120 mm main gun. This powerful gun was meant to be used in the Chieftain series Main Battle Tank, in-game this cannon is present on the Mk 3, Mk 5 and Mk 10 variants of this vehicle. At time of production, the L11, firing armour-piercing discarding sabot rounds (APDS), was one of the most fearsome anti-tank solutions present in an Armoured Fighting Vehicle and thus, fulfilled its purpose to defeat the 60s Soviet armour.

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General info

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Available ammunition

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • APDS round has high penetrating power, able to defeat all but the most heavily armoured MBTs it encounters.
  • Has access to HESH ammunition, being capable to hull-break lightly armoured vehicles
  • The L21A1 12.7 mm Heavy Machine Gun can be used alongside with the main gun to accurately rangefind targets due to the similar ballistic performance of both rounds.
  • Late vehicles (namely the Chieftain Mk 10) have access to APFSDS ammunition

Cons:

  • Slightly less accurate than smoothbore counterparts
  • HESH shells produce little spalling, making them impracticable to fight heavy vehicles

History

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See also

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Britain tank cannons
20 mm  GI-2
30 mm  L21A1
40 mm  QF 2-pounder
47 mm  Ordnance QF 3-pounder
57 mm  6pdr OQF Mk.III · 6pdr OQF Mk.V
75 mm  OQF Mk.V
76 mm  GT-4 · OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk I · OQF 3in 20cwt · QF 17-pounder
77 mm  OQF Mk.II
84 mm  20pdr OQF Mk.I · kan Strv 81
90 mm  GT-2
94 mm  32pdr OQF · OQF Mk.II
95 mm  Howitzer, Tank No.1, Mk.I
105 mm  GT-3 · GT-7 · GT-8 · LRF · Royal Ordnance L7A1 · Sharir
120 mm  Ordnance QF Tk. L1A2 · Ordnance BL Tk. L11 · L11A5 · L30A1
155 mm  G6 L/45
165 mm  ORD BL 6.5in L9A1
183 mm  QF L4A1
  Foreign:
37 mm  M5 (USA) · M6 (USA)
75 mm  M2 (USA) · M3 (USA)