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Designation:

L23A1

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Manufactured by: British Aerospace Defence Ltd, Royal Ordnance Division  
Type: Weapons & Weapon Systems  
Name: Gun  
 
 

Description

The 76 mm L23A1 was developed from the similar but heavier 76 mm L5A1 which is no longer in production. The L5A1 76 mm gun was installed in the mechanical using a foot-firing pedal. The recoil system is hydropneumatic. During run-out the breech is opened by a semi-automatic cam and the empty case ejected; the breech remains open ready for reloading.

Status

Production as required. Installed in the FV101 Scorpion; Cougar (6 x 6) wheeled fire support vehicle (in service with Canada). The 76 mm Scorpion has now been withdrawn from service with the British Army.

Specifications
Property
Value
Main weapon caliber (mm)
76.2
Length (mm)
2157
Firing range (m)
2200
Main weapon caliber (mm)
146
Rate of fire (rds/min)
6

Included in:
Product
Amount
Cougar (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)
1
FV101 Scorpion (Reconnaissance Vehicle)
1



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