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United States
Although trials have been conducted with the 120mm L55 gun, the M256 L44 smoothbore, based on the German Rheinmetall design re-engineered for ease of production in the US, remains the primary weapon of the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank. A pair of 7.62
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When first encountered in June 1941, the 76.2mm main armament of the T-34 could defeat any German tank. It took the Germans until the spring of 1942 to equip their Panzer IV and Assault Guns with more powerful guns that could defeat the T-34. The T-
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Rest Of The World
The 360-degree rotating turret mounted atop the hull of the French Renault FT-17 light tank redefined the battlefield capabilities of the weapons system, allowing the armoured vehicle to fire in any direction. A large forward idler wheel was fitted t