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While an automatic ammunition feed on warships is the normal case and for many Decades is realized, were only from the mid-1940s with the so-called quick-loading devices experimented in armored vehicles.

First production applications resulted only in the post-war period such. As the French light tank AMX-13 (from 1948). The reasons for the relatively late use of loading machines in battle tanks (MBT) are on the one hand the extremely limited space and on the other problematic conditions (driving dynamic loads).

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