Are 30mm rounds explosive?

30mm x 173 – Mk44 Cannon Ammunition The PGU-13D/B uses the M505 fuze, providing a high explosive round that has been used by the US Air Force extensively.

How big is a 30mm gun?

The 30 mm caliber is a specific size of autocannon ammunition. Such ammunition includes NATO standard 30×113mmB, 30×173mm (STANAG 4624), and 35x228mm NATO rounds, Soviet 30×165mm, 30x210mmB, and 37×250mm, Yugoslav 30x192mm, and Czechoslovak 30x210mmCz rounds which are widely used around the world.

Is there a 25mm gun?

The M242 Bushmaster chain gun is a 25 mm (25×137mm) single-barrel chain-driven autocannon. It is used extensively by the U.S. military, such as in the Bradley fighting vehicle, as well as by other NATO members and some other nations in ground combat vehicles and various watercraft.

How much does 30mm round cost?

In the case of the U.S. military, it is used primarily as an armor-piercing round for machine cannons. It is used in attack helicopters, such as the Apache AH-64. It is estimated that each 30mm round costs $100.

What shoots a 30mm bullet?

The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is typically mounted in the United States Air Force’s Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II. Designed specifically for the anti-tank role, the Avenger delivers very powerful rounds at a high rate of fire.

How much does an a-10 round cost?

Then there’s the unit cost. According to the Federation of American Scientists, an average A-10 cost $13 million in 1994 dollars, when production was at its peak; at the same time, the F-35 program, which hadn’t yet built a single jet, already cost between $28 and $38 million per jet.

How heavy is a 30mm bullet?

projectile weight 400±6g.

Which is bigger a 30 mm gun or a 25 mm gun?

It’s actually a bigger weapon than the notoriously destructive 25 mm chaingun on the much heavier M2 Bradley infantry carrier. Adding a 30 mm weapon won’t make Strykers into tanks: An M1 Abrams’ main gun is a whopping 120 mm.

Can a 30 mm gun be used in a tank?

Adding a 30 mm weapon won’t make Strykers into tanks: An M1 Abrams’ main gun is a whopping 120 mm. But there are physical limits on what a 20-30 ton wheeled vehicle can accommodate. The Army spent years trying to fit a 105 mm cannon on a Stryker chassis, the Mobile Gun System (MGS).

Which is the only 30mm gun in the world?

The GPU-5/A is the world’s only 30mm gun pod that fires armor-piercing GAU-8/A ammunition. This ammunition offers up to four times the kinetic energy at twice the range compared to conventional 20mm or Aden 30mm rounds.

How many rounds per minute does a 30mm gun fire?

The mount weighs 1,200 kg with ammunition and can fire up to 650 rounds per minute. There is stowage for 160 rounds on the gun – just under 15 seconds continuous firing. The 20mm Phalanx CIWS and the 30mm combination provides a formidable additional line of anti-aircraft defence. (HMS Duncan, 2018).