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Tank Gun Projectile
Projectiles fired from tank guns, which may vary from simple HE-FRAG munitions to visually distinctive kinetic energy penetrators or complex ‘multi-purpose’ types which combine blast, fragmentation, shaped charge, and/or incendiary damage mechanisms. Common tank gun projectiles range from 40 to 73 centimetres in length. Tank guns typically have an effective range of 3 to 5 kilometres.
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The image is of "a high-velocity shell fired from the main armament of a battle tank," Desmond Travers, former director of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations, told Airwars and AFP. "The calibre appears to be 120 mm, and the shell is fin-stabilised. The maximum effective range is five kilometers, but a skilled tank crew member should be able to hit a target the size of a car." (Airwars)