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  1. assault rifle, assault gun(noun)

    any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use

  2. assault gun(noun)

    an armored vehicle with the chassis of a tank (but no turret) and a large gun; used as an antitank weapon and to support infantry

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  1. Assault gun

    An assault gun is a gun or howitzer mounted on a motor vehicle or armored chassis, designed for use in the direct fire role in support of infantry when attacking other infantry or fortified positions. The term is a literal translation of the German word "Sturmgeschütz". Germany introduced the first purpose-built assault gun, the Stug III, in the late 1930s thus establishing this category of armoured vehicles. Historically the custom-built fully armored assault guns usually mounted the gun or howitzer in a fully enclosed casemate on a tank chassis. The use of a casemate instead of a gun turret limited these weapons field of fire, but allowed a larger gun to be fitted relative to the chassis, more armor to be fitted for the same weight, and provided a cheaper construction. In most cases, these turretless vehicles also presented a lower profile as a target for the enemy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assault gun in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assault gun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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