L7A3 (105 mm)

From War Thunder Wiki
Revision as of 15:38, 2 March 2023 by Colok76286 (talk | contribs) (Edits)

(diff) ← Older revision | Approved revision (diff) | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
The 105 mm L7A3 on the Leopard 1A5 gun mantlet.
This page is about the German L7A3 (105 mm) cannon. For variants, see L7 (105 mm) (Family).

Description

Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Light tanks  Radkampfwagen 90
Medium tanks 
Germany  M48A2 G A2 · M48 Super · Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Turm III · Leopard 1A5 · C2A1 · Leopard 2AV
Japan  STB-2 · Type 74 (C) · Type 74 (E) · Type 74 (F) · Type 74 (G)
Italy  ▄Leopard 1A5
Sweden  Leopard 1A5NO

General info

The L7A3 shares many of its properties with the L7A1 on British tanks, although it has access to a wider range of ammunition. Aside from the standard APDS and HESH rounds, the L7A3 is found to use HEATFS as well as a smoke shell. The L7A3 can be found either unstabilized or fully stabilized depending on the vehicle. Giving accurate fire at long ranges that can punch through even heavily armoured vehicles, the L7A3 is a highly capable weapon for the vehicles it is found on and will often face.

Available ammunition

Msg-info.png Not all ammunition listed is available on all vehicles equipped with this weapon.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
DM12 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
DM13 APDS 350 347 333 317 302 287
DM23 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
DM33 APFSDS 408 405 398 389 379 370
DM512 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M392A2 APDS 350 347 333 317 302 287
M456 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
M735 APFSDS 292 291 284 275 266 257
Type 75 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
Type 91 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
Type 93 APFSDS 405 403 396 388 378 370
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
DM12 HEATFS 1,174 10.5 0.05 0.1 1.27 65° 72° 77°
DM13 APDS 1,478 4 - - - 75° 78° 80°
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 4.2 - - - 78° 80° 81°
DM33 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 - - - 78° 80° 81°
DM512 HESH 732 11.2 0.1 4 4.31 73° 77° 80°
M392A2 APDS 1,478 4 - - - 75° 78° 80°
M456 HEATFS 1,174 10.5 0.05 0.1 1.27 65° 72° 77°
M735 APFSDS 1,501 3.72 - - - 78° 80° 81°
Type 75 HESH 760 10.8 0.1 4 3.89 73° 77° 80°
Type 91 HEATFS 1,150 9.4 0.05 0.1 1.57 65° 72° 77°
Type 93 APFSDS 1,501 3.4 - - - 78° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M416 732 11.6 16 5 25 50

Comparison with analogues

  • L7A1 (105 mm): The L7A1 is the British original version of the L7A3, and has identical performance with the exception that no HEATFS shell is available for the L7A1.
  • M68 (105 mm): The M68 is the American licensed-produced version of the L7, and so also shares identical performance for matching shells, although the Americans have added a smoke shell in the place of having smoke grenades on vehicles.
  • D-10T2S (100 mm): Unlike the standard D-10T found on the T-54, the D-10T2S uses a full stabilizer and has access to ammunition such as the 3BM25 which performs similarly to DM23 and M735 on the L7A3. However, the vehicles using the L7A3 reload faster than the T-55A (which uses the D-10T2S), although the T-55AM-1 does have a gun-launched ATGM which is not a feature found on the L7A3.
  • OTO Melara 105/52 (105 mm): The OTO Melara 105/52 shares ammunition with the L7A3, and Italian vehicles using it such as the Centauro and OF-40 can reload as fast as the German and Japanese vehicles with the L7A3.
  • CN-105-F1 (105 mm): The CN-105-F1 has drastically limited ammunition available with only a single shell of each major type present, but the ammunition is just as good or better than that found on the L7A3 as the OFL 105 F1 has the edge in penetration over DM23, although the Japanese Type 93 is still the top ammunition choice.
  • Type 83 (105 mm): The Type 83 is a Chinese produced variant of the famous British L7 gun. Its ammunition performs the same as every other L7 gun in game, however the ammunition has a different name in Chinese use. It is capable of firing all standard 105mm NATO rounds, and is very powerful, the Type 83 (DM23 equivalent) APFSDS round is capable of knocking out nearly anything it may go up against.
  • ZPL94 (105 mm): The ZPL94 is a Chinese variant of the L7, but is slightly longer, resulting in increased penetration.

Usage in battles

Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Wide selection of potent ammunition
  • Excellent ballistic properties
  • Quick reload
  • many nations in the game use the L7, ensuring familiarity

Cons:

  • APDS, APFSDS HESH and HEAT-FS lose their potency when facing vehicles equipped with ERA or composite armour

History

Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


Germany tank cannons
20 mm  KwK30 · KwK38 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
30 mm  MK 30-2/ABM
37 mm  KwK34(t) · KwK36 · KwK38(t) · PaK L/45
47 mm  Pak.(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK39 · KwK L/42 · PaK38
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.1
75 mm  K51 L/24 · KwK37 · KwK40 L43 · KwK40 L48 · KwK42 · KwK44 · KwK44 L/36.5 · PaK39 L48 · PaK40/3 L46 · PaK42 · StuK37 · StuK40 L43 · StuK40 L48
76 mm  PaK36 (r)
88 mm  Flak.37 · Flak 41 · KwK36 · KwK43 · PaK43
90 mm  BK90
105 mm  CN105-57 · FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · PzK M57 · StuH42
120 mm  Rh120 L/44 · Rh120 L/55 · Rh120 L/55 A1
128 mm  K.40 · KwK44 · PaK44
150 mm  s.I.G.33 · Stu.H 43 L/12
380 mm  RW61
  Foreign:
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44 (USA) · HSS 831L (Britain)
57 mm  6pdr OQF Mk.V (Britain)
73 mm  2A28 (USSR)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
76 mm  F-32 (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M32 (USA)
90 mm  M36 (USA) · M41 (USA)
105 mm  GT-3 (South Africa)
125 mm  2A46M (USSR)
152 mm  M-10T (USSR) · XM150E5 (USA)
155 mm  M126 (USA)

Japan tank cannons
37 mm  Type 94 · Type 100 · Type 1
47 mm  Type 1
57 mm  Type 90 · Type 97
70 mm  Type 94
75 mm  Type 90 · Type 99 · Type 3 · Type 5 (Type I Model II · Type II Model I · Type II Model II)
90 mm  Type 61
105 mm  Type 5 (Experimental · Production) · JSW L/52
106 mm  Type 60 (B)
120 mm  Taishō Type 10 · Navy short gun · Type 90 L/44 · Type 10 L/44
150 mm  Type 38
155 mm  NSJ L/30 · JSW L/52
  Foreign:
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02 (Switzerland)
35 mm  Oerlikon KDE (Switzerland)
75 mm  M6 (USA)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · M32 (USA)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
90 mm  M3A1 (USA) · M36 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany)
120 mm  Schneider-Canet 1898 (France)

Italy tank cannons
20 mm  Breda Mod.35 · Fucile Controcarri S Mod.39
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02
37 mm  Vickers-Terni 37/40 mod.18
47 mm  47/32 mod.35 · 47/32 mod.39 · 47/40 mod.38
60 mm  Cannone da 60/70 · OTO HVG
75 mm  75/18 mod.34 · 75/32 mod.37 · 75/34 mod.39 · Ansaldo 75 L/34 · OTO 75/43 mod.40
90 mm  90/53 mod.41 · Cannone da 90/50 M3A1 · Cockerill Mk.3
100 mm  Cannone da 100/17 Mod.1914
105 mm  Cannone Ansaldo da 105/25 · OTO Melara 105/52 · OTO Melara 105/55
106 mm  Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1
120 mm  OTO Breda 120/44 · OTO Melara 120/45
  Foreign:
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44 (USA)
37 mm  M6 (USA)
75 mm  KwK37 (Germany) · KwK40 L48 (Germany) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA) · StuK40 L48 (Germany)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · QF 17-pounder (Britain)
90 mm  M3 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany) · M68 (USA)
155 mm  M126 (USA)
  Hungary
20 mm  Solothurn QF.36M
40 mm  37/42M · MÁVAG 41.M 40/51
75 mm  41.M · 43.M
105 mm  MÁVAG 40/43M
  Foreign:
30 mm  2A72 (USSR) · MK 30-2/ABM (Germany)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
120 mm  Rh120 L/44 (Germany)
122 mm  2A31 (USSR)
125 mm  2A46M (USSR)

Sweden tank cannons
20 mm  Akan m/47D · Pvlvkan m/40
37 mm  kan m/38
40 mm  akan m/70B
57 mm  Pvkan m/43
75 mm  kan m/02 · kan m/41 · kan Strv 74 · lvkan m/37 A · pvkan m/43
84 mm  kan Strv 81
90 mm  kan Ikv 91
105 mm  kan Bofors · kan Ikv · kan m/44 · kan Strv 101 · L74
120 mm  automatkanon · CTG · kan Strv 121 · kan Strv 122
150 mm  fsthaub m/02
155 mm  kan m/60
  Foreign:
73 mm  2A28 (USSR)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
105 mm  L/50 (Belgium) · L7A3 (Germany)
125 mm  2A46M-1 (USSR)
155 mm  CN98 (South Korea)
  Finland
37 mm  Psv.K/36
114 mm  Psv.H/18
  Foreign:
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44 (USA)
45 mm  20-K (USSR)
75 mm  KwK40 L48 (Germany)
76 mm  D-56TS (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · L-10 (USSR)
77 mm  OQF Mk.II (Britain)
84 mm  20pdr OQF Mk.I (Britain)
85 mm  ZIS-S-53 (USSR)
100 mm  D-10T (USSR) · D-10T2S (USSR)
105 mm  L/50 (Belgium)
120 mm  Rh120 L/44 (Germany) · Rh120 L/55 (Germany)
125 mm  2A46M (USSR)