The Cockerill® XC-8 weapon system is a low-weight concept-turret. A concept which recognizes differing market requirements, specifically for the broad operational flexibility demanded by medium-tanks. This turret can thus be equipped with one of two low-recoil force guns: the Cockerill® 105mm gun or the Cockerill® 120mm gun.
The Cockerill® XC-8 gun-turret represents a significant advance in terms of direct firing by medium weight vehicles. The combination of lethal and adaptable options and exceptional tactical and strategic mobility open up a new range of operational possibilities.
Flexible and effective
The Cockerill® 105mm high pressure gun provides commanders with a wide choice of ammunition to suit the tactical situation; it fires all NATO-standard 105mm types. Thanks to its firing angle of up to +42° this weapon delivers exceptional engagement capability in complex terrain, and indirect-fire HE capability to 10km range.
The Cockerill® 120mm high pressure gun provides a strengthened anti-armor capability. This weapon fires all NATO-standard 120mm smoothbore ammunition.
Both guns are employed using a common high performance, digital, fully-stabilized, day/night weapon control system.
Turret weight is kept low through the use of a bustle-mounted autoloader, which enables a two-person crew.