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120 AMS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 93
Also Known As: 120mm Armored Mortar System
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems and General Dynamics
Parent System: 120 AMS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 93
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Description: The 120 AMS (120mm Armored Mortar System) is a single barrel, smoothbore 120mm mortar turret suitable for integration on medium weight armored vehicles such as M113 and Piranha III. It is operated completely under armor featuring reduced recoil and semi-automatic loading system which makes possible integration on most types of wheeled and tracked vehicles. The 120 AMS has been integrated on M113A4 and Piranha III 8x8 chassis and is currently in service with the armies of Saudi Arabia and Australia.

The 120 Armored Mortar System mortar-turret fires existing and planned 120mm mortar ammunition and can be employed for direct fire engagements as well as indirect fire engagements. A 7.62mm machine gun and smoke grenade launchers provide additional self-defense capability.

120 AMS Specifications

Crew: 2
Length: 4.66 meter (183 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Main Gun Max Range: 800 meter (0.43 nautical mile)
Max Rate of Fire: 12 roundperminute
Sustained Rate of Fire: 8 roundperminute
Combat Weight: 9,200 kilogram (20,282 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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