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L44 (MG251/3)  - 120mm Smoothbore Tank Guns 



Description:

 

 IMI's SLAVIN Land Systems Division has developed and produced the

  120mm L44 MG251 and MG253 smoothbore tank guns to meet the

  IDF’s requirements

 

 The MG251 and MG253 are type classified and combat-proven by the

   IDF’s Armored Corps on Merkava Mk3 and Mk4 MBTs, respectively

 

 The guns fire all NATO standard 120mm ammunition including IMI's 

   advanced KE, HEAT and  newly-developed Multi-Purpose

   tank cartridges

 

 Both guns comply with STANAG 4385 requirments

 

 MG253 has a maximum recoil distance of 530mm, which gurantees a

   40% reduction in recoil force

 

 

MG251 Main Characteristics:

 

 Barrel Length: 5300mm

 Barrel Mass: 1200kg

 Recoiling Length: 2000mm

 Nominal Recoil Distance: 300mm

 Maximum Recoil Distance: 345mm

 Force Recoil in Nominal Recoil Distance: 500 kN (kilo Newton)

  at 0º elevation

 Total weight: 2900kg

 Operating temperatures: -40°C to + 70° C

 

 

MG253 Main Characteristics:

 

 Barrel Length: 5300mm

 Barrel Mass: 1200kg

 Recoiling Length: 2000mm

 Nominal Recoil Distance: 430mm

 Maximum Recoil Distance: 530mm

 Force Recoil in Nominal Recoil Distance: 350 kN (kilo Newton)

  at 0º elevation

 Total weight: 2900kg

 Operating temperatures: -40°C to + 70° C

 

  

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