muzzle brake

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muzzle brake

A device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to reduce recoil.
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This is being achieved by the adoption of a high effect muzzle brake with an efficiency of over 40% and the redesign of the cradle which incorporates a single (and already patented) recoil brake resulting in a recoil stroke of about the <<length of an {human} arm>>, according to Crenn.
As the L55 weighs 1347 kg compared with the L44's 1190 kg, the recoil brakes and trunnion bearings are strengthened.