105 mm

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Original short description: "Artillery and tank gun calibre"

105 mm (4.1″) is a common and NATO-standard (STANAG 4458; AOP-29) artillery and tank gun calibre.


Since the early 21st century, most NATO armies have centred on 155 mm weapons as having a good compromise between range and destructive power whilst having a single calibre simplifies logistics; however some military forces have retained 105 mm towed howitzers for their lightweight and portability. The lower power and shorter range of 105mm ammunition has led to its obsolescence in full-sized self propelled guns such as the American M108 and British Abbot.

105mm artillery guns

Tank guns

During the Cold War, the concept of the main battle tank was established and guns of 105mm (NATO) and 100mm (Warsaw Pact) were the standard until the advent of guns of 120mm (NATO) and 125mm (Warsaw Pact) in the 1960s - 1990s. The L7 was widely used by NATO countries, and is still used in lighter-weight applications such as the Stingray light tank and the Stryker Mobile Gun System as well as older MBTs.

105mm tank guns