130 K 90-60
|130 K 90-60|
|Place of origin||Finland|
|Weight||combat: 10,150 kg|
|Barrel length||bore: 52.7 calibres|
|Rate of fire||8 rounds per minute|
The development process for the 130 K 90-60 began in 1960 when the Finnish company Tampella presented their concept of a new 122 mm gun for the Finnish Army. This gun was called 122 K 60. It was a sound concept, but quite a heavy gun. It was only ordered in small numbers and it was never part of the war-time inventory.
15 guns were later modified by Vammas in the late 1980s, giving it a 130 mm calibre barrel. This was done in order to standardize the calibre for the mobile coastal artillery. The new gun was given the designation 130 K 90-60.
The gun carriage design was used for Tampella's 155 mm series, as well as for the Israeli Soltam M-68 gun.