Ordnance BL Tk. L11 (120 mm)
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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Pros and cons
- 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
- Slightly less accurate than smoothbore counterparts
- HESH shells produce little spalling, making them impracticable to fight heavy vehicles
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|Britain tank cannons|
|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|
|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|
|37 mm||M5 (USA) · M6 (USA)|
|75 mm||M2 (USA) · M3 (USA)|