Cockerill® 120 Gun

Cockerill® XC-8 105-120HP: Increased Capability thanks to innovation

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® 105 mm gun or the Cockerill® 120 mm 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.

Power, flexible and effective

The Cockerill® 105 mm 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® 120 mm 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.

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