Royal Ordnance L7

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  • Centurion Tank Analysis

    The tank could now travel 115 miles instead of 62.5 miles on roads and 60 miles instead of 32.5 miles cross-country (Ware et al.). Lastly, the armament of the centurion was much better with the Centurion Mk 10. The Centurion Mk 10’s standard gun was the Royal Ordinance L7 105mm rifled gun. The engineers at the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment at Fort Halstead created this gun to counter the Soviet T-54 with its 100mm gun. The overall performance of this gun was top of its class. It could fire eight to ten rounds a minute with greater stopping power than the previous 20-pounder gun. Even though it was a larger gun, engineers designed the gun breach so it occupied the same amount of space as the previous 20-pounder. The accuracy and power of the L7 proved to be outstanding that it won two competitions by 1966 for speed and accuracy of tank gunnery. Because of the gun’s fast firing capabilities, the engineers gave the barrel a thermal sleeve, which prevented the barrel from bowing due to heat from rapid firing of the gun. This further improved the accuracy of the L7 gun. Like the 20-pounder, the L7 was also stabilized allowing it to fire accurately on the move (Ware et al.). The ammunition choices for the L7 were very different from the 20-pounder. It was capable of firing armor-piercing discarding sabot, armor-piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot, and high-explosive squash head. Of these ammunition types, the HESH was unique in its capabilities. Because…

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  • Unexploded Ordnance Research Paper

    nexploded ordnance presents problems to workers and the general public as these explosive devices have been left behind from world wars and other conflicts. Over time these devices have been overlain by sediment at which point they have been buried to where they pose certain dangers to the public, and workers that are contracted for infrastructure projects. There is estimated to be around 15 million acres in unexploded ordnance in the U.S. alone. Geophysicists use Magnetics in order to locate…

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  • Gender And Gender Stereotypes In The Princess Merida

    movie, we see that princess Merida is not acting as though she is a princess. She would rather shoot her bow and arrows at targets, ride through the woods, and are in a way, tomboyish. Her mother, Queen Elinor is proper, gives the rules, and expects higher things from her daughter rather than the three boys. In addition, the boys in the movie are rowdy, they pester the poor maid, they eat a lot, and they enjoy the sweets! The same could be said of the King though. He eats gigantic meals and…

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  • Marine Corps Mission Failure

    Simon Sinek believes true success lies within knowing why we do things, and great leaders are those that are able to communicate this to them. However, delete however since you agree with what he is saying. I believe understanding why we do things is directly associated with success in business and our lives. By building trust amongst employees and friends, this helps people invest in the company and the merchandise that it produces. In the Marine Corps, understanding why we do what we do is…

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  • Narrative Essay About Being Afghanistan

    Afghanistan: There were many challenges in the military but I am choosing to write about one scenario that made me realize what type of person I am. Even though I had struggle all through school, I was surprisingly good at being a Marine. Once I finished my first year in the military my parents grew to be pretty comfortable with the idea of me being in the corps. I think it is because they saw that I was finally growing up. In the Marine Corps they do not care about excuses and they definitely…

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  • Characters In A Few Good Men

    [10/19/15, 10:38:34 PM] Samantha Kaplan: Have you ever noticed a leader who exaggerates his or her self importance? In the play, “A Few Good Men,” by Aaron Sorkin, Colonel Jessep frames Pfc. Downey and Cpl. Dawson for committing the murder of Pfc. Santiago during 1986. These men are part of the United States Marines Corps in Guantanamo, Cuba. As part of the marines, the men are supposed to live by the marine code of defending their unit, God, corps, and country. Living by the marine code…

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  • Stress In The Marine Corps

    The levels of stress and emotions varies in every profession. One of the careers known for having a lot of stress and mixed emotions is being a part of the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps is part of the United State’s military branch, and are known for their discipline, strength, and willpower. I interviewed one of my brother’s closest friend, Miguel. He’s a former Sergeant in the U.S. Marines, who explained what emotions and stress a U.S. Marine deals with on a daily basis. The question is, how…

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  • Rock Bottom Speech

    Rock Bottom I always say whenever I am in trouble I think that I am in “rock bottom”. Like when I have a bad grade, have a bad day at work, or when I get upset at my parents, I want to relate myself to rock bottom. But, if I look at my position from a different view, I should be lucky I have the Tennessee Promise scholarship to keep me in school, I should be happy that I am employed, and I should be blessed enough to have parents to even become upset about. I realize those little hardships is…

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  • Pirates Galleons And Treasure Analysis

    When watching “Pirates, Galleons, and Treasure: Globe Trekker”, one certainly does learn something about pirates and their history. However, that does not mean the documentary is particularly useful. In fact, the documentary while mostly accurate still has some small discrepancies and does not provide enough detail for it to be helpful to those actually studying pirates. The documentary is a fun resource for those who want basic facts, but leaves some facts to assumptions and seems to gloss over…

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  • Lack Of Innovation In Germany

    History shows that when faced with unpalatable choices and the reality of the environment-capability gap, leaders often cycle back to prior phases in the design process . The British Royal Navy confirmed this regression when they dismissed the findings of the 1924-1925 Newport simulations, which revealed superior advantage to carriers that could mass aircraft in repetitive pulses. Although, the Royal Navy lacked this capability, they discounted emerging doctrine from the US Marine Fleet…

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