APPEiXdix Two

Name

Metrie calibre

Gun kg

Length cm

Barrel cm

Method of operation

Cartridge feed

Rate of fire rpm

Notes

Vektor G1-2(SA)

20 x 139

73

269

9 •

gas/blowback

dual belt

740

current

Vektor 55C5 (SA)

30 x 113B

82

166

140

gas revolver

belt

1,800

current aircraft (DEFA 550) (e); XC-30 is heli version (700-900 rpm)

Vektor GA-35 (SA)

35 x 228

429

434

315

gas

single or dual belt

500-600

current AA/AFV

Zastava M1955 (YU)

20 x 110

? •

? •

140

gas/blowback

drum

800

post-war M55 (triple mount)

Zastava M86/89 (YU)

30 x 21 OB

200

300

210

gas

single or dual belt

650-750

current AA+AFV (e) M89 has dual belt feed

Lahti L34 (SF)

20 x 113

9 •

168

100

recoil

box-15 or drum-45

350

inter-war n ava 1

Lahti L40 (SF)

20 x 138B

40

9 •

130

gas

box-32

250

WW2 AA (used in twin mounting)

Maxim Pom-pom

37 x 94R

186

187

110

short recoil

belt

200-300

19th century: (w) effectively international

TABLE4: OTHER HEAVY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS

This includes information about some of the weapons referred to in the text which saw little or no service, or have completed development but have not yet been officially adopted, or are still under development. Weapons in the latter two categories are described as 'current'. It is by no means a comprehensive list of experimental weapons - this would run to hundreds of entries.

Name

Metric calibre

Gun kg

Length cm

Barrel cm

Method of operation

Cartridge feed

Rate of fire rpm

Notes

FRANCE

HS 407

23 x 122

56.5

258

172

gas/blowback

drum-20

9 •

WW2 exp. aircraft/AA

Puteaux M1918

37 x 94R

90

9 •

9 •

long recoil

strip-5

60

inter-war aircraft

Hotchkiss M 1935

37 x 218R

9 •

9 •

178

9 •

clip-6

165

WW2 naval AA

Name

Metric calibre

Gun kg

Length cm

Barrel cm

Method of operation

Cartridge feed

Rate of fire rpm

Notes

Schneider M 1930

37 x ?

9 •

9 •

9 •

9 •

strip-8

175

inter-war A A

GIAT 25M811

25 x 137

109

264

9 •

electric

dual belt

125-650

current; AFV/heli

GIAT 30M781

30 x 113B

65

187

140

electric

belt

up to 720

current heli+AFV (e)

GIAT 30M791

30 x 150B

120

240

9 •

gas revolver

belt

2,500

current aircraft (e)

GERMANY

MG TuF

13 x 92SR

38

9 •

9 •

short recoil

belt

400

WW1 army (w)

(E)

36

150

101

short recoil

box

250-300

WW 1 aircraft

Mauser MG 213C

20 x 135

75

193

160

gas revolver

belt

1,200-1,400 WW2 aircraft

(e)

Mauser MK 213/30

30 x 85B

75

163

130

gas revolver

belt

1,100 1,200 WW2 aircraft

(e)

Mauser RMK 30

30 x 280

100

234

170

power revolver linkless

300

current caseless / recoilless heli

35mm Rh 503

35 x 227

510

471

315

electric

dual linkless

150-400

post-war AFV (now Boeing)

Heckler and Koch GMG

40 x 53SR

29

118

41

API blowback

belt

350

current AGL

50mm Rh 503

50 x 330

540

581

425

electric

dual linkless

150 400

postwar AFV (now Boeing)

Mauser MK 214A

50 x 419R

490

416

282

recoil

belt

160

WW2 aircraft (e)

RhB 5.5cm MK 112

55 x 175RB

275

200

105

API blowback

belt

300

WW2 aircraft (e)

RhB 5.5cm MK 114

55 x 448B

700

9 •

421

gas

9 •

150

WW2 aircraft (?)

RhB 5.5cm Flak 58

55 x 448B

600

615

421

gas

clip-4

(?)

SOVIET UNION/RUSSIA

NS-45 (OKB-16-45)

170

252

9 •

short recoil

belt

250

WW2 aircraft (Yak-9K)

RShR-57 (OKB-16-57)

57 x 160RB

135

9 •

9 •

gas

belt

230

post-war aircraft

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