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120mm TAK-120



Overview


120mm TAK-120

Side view of 120mm TAK-120 naval gun turret.
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Origin
Sweden
Type
Naval gun
Entered service
Early 1970's
Status
Limited service
Development
1963 - 1967
Developer
Sweden - Bofors
Production
1970's
Producer
Sweden - Bofors
Number produced
About 10
Designations
TAK 120 / Turret Automatic Gun 120mm
Notable users
Finland
Indonesia

Description


Introduction

The TAK-120 is a naval gun turret of Swedish origin. It was developed in the 1960's by Bofors as a private venture. The aim was to provide the firepower of the earlier Bofors M1950 in a mount with is half the size and weight.

Design

The TAK-120 is a dual purpose naval gun turret intended for use on ships of 500 t displacement. The single 120mm L/46 gun is water cooled and connected to an automatic loader. At the rear of the gun there are two 20 round magazines connected to two 6 round feed trays. These can be reloaded via a hoist that goes below deck.

Firepower

The TAK-120 fires 120mm shells at a rate of fire of 80 rpm. The magazines can be fitted with different types of ammunition, although only one type was offered by Bofors. The maximum range is 18.5 km against surface targets. Range against air targets is about 8 km. Normally a fire control radar is used, but manual fire control is available as backup.

Users

The TAK-120 was ordered by Finland for the Turunmaa class corvette and by Indonesia for the Fatahillah class frigate. Only the latter class remains in service.

Details


Facts TAK-120
General
Origin
Sweden
Type
Naval gun turret
Ordnance
Type
120mm 46-caliber rifled gun
Grooves
36 grooves, 3.24 m twist rate
Rate of fire
80 rpm
Range
18.5 km against surface targets
Muzzle velocity
800 m/s
Recoil
0.47 m
Mount
Feed mechanism
Automatic loader
Ammunition
52 shells on mount
Feed arrangement
2x 20 round magazine, plus twin 6 round feed tray
Traverse
360° at 40°/s
Elevation
-10° to +80° at 32°/s
Operation
Crew
3 to 4 men
Fire control
Fire control radar, including Signaal WM 28
Local fire control by crew of 2
Dimensions
Weight
28.8 t
Length
4.1 m excluding ordnance
Width
3.8 m
Height
3.3 m
Deck penetration
4.6 m