Designation:

BAGIRA

Info
Manufacturer: State Scientific and Technical Center of Artillery and Rifle Arms 'KB A'  
Product type: Weapons & Weapon Systems  
Name: Gun  

Development/Description

The Ukranian State Scientific Center of Artillery and Rifle Arms (SSTC ARA) has developed to the prototype stage a 140 mm 55 calibre smoothbore tank gun called Bagira.

This has been designed to be installed in a MBT and would be fed by an automatic loader to feed the projectile and then charge into the breech.

According to the SSTC ARA it can be installed into new design MBTs as well as being retrofitted into current MBTs such as the T-64, T-72, T-80UD and T-84.

The 140 mm Bagira smoothbore gun has been designed to operate in temperature ranges from -50 to +50C.

An APFSDS projectile would weigh 9 kg with the penetrator weighing 7 kg. This would penetrate 450 mm of conventional steel armour at an angle of 60. The second nature of ammunition is high explosive fragmentation.

Status

Prototype weapon tested. Not yet in production or service.

Specifications:
Property Value
Main weapon caliber (mm)
140
Barrel length (calibres)
55
Chamber pressure (kg/cm2)
5640
Muzzle velocity (m/s)
1870