M-46 130mm Towed Field Gun (M-46 cannon )

The M46 130mm cannon was developed by the former Soviet Union in the early 1950s. It is mainly used to suppress living forces and destroy engineering facilities. It can also be used for anti-tank operations and confrontation with enemy artillery. The M46-type 130mm cannon has a long range, high hit accuracy, and great lethality; reliable mechanical performance and low failure rate; the M46-type 130mm cannon has a long direct-fire distance and can conduct direct-pointing anti-armor operations; the marching battle state transition time is long, The off-road mobility is limited, and the shooting dead angle is relatively large.
Mass 7,700 kg (17,000 lb)
Length 11.73 m (38 ft 6 in)
Barrel length Bore: 7.15 m (23 ft 5 in) L/55
Width 2.45 m (8 ft)
Height 2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)
Crew 8

Shell 130 x 845 mm R 
separate-loading charge and projectile
Caliber 130 mm (5.1 in)
Breech Horizontal sliding-wedge
Recoil hydro-pneumatic
Carriage Split-trail
Elevation −2.5° to 45°
Traverse 50°
Rate of fire 6 rpm (normal)
8 rpm (burst)
5 rpm (sustained)
Muzzle velocity 930 m/s (3,051 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 27 km (17 mi) (unassisted)
40 km (25 mi) (assisted
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