GAU-8 Avenger contrast

The GAU-8 Avenger is the 30mm rotary cannon mounted underneath the American Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft, capable of reaching 4,200 rpm.

A rotary cannon, aka rotary autocannon and Gatling-type cannon is a rapid-firing weapon that utilizes multiple barrels in a rotating cluster to provide a sustained rate of fire greater than single-barreled machine guns or automatic cannon of equivalent caliber. Rotary cannon are particularly more common with the US and Russia.

List of rotary cannonsEdit

  • Asefeh
  • GAU-8
  • M61 Vulcan
  • Minigun : Technically, the Minigun is more correctly classified as a rotary machine gun than a cannon because it used the smaller 7.62 mm caliber.

See AlsoEdit

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