GPU-5/A Gatling Gun Pod
30mm Gatling Gun Pod
The GPU-5/A can be installed on the wing or body centerline stations of a variety of tactical aircraft. It has low recoil loads, is lightweight and contains its own power. The pod’s linear linkless feed system contains two layers of ammunition carriers surrounding the gun, which helps conserve space and weight. Each carrier captures and fully controls ammunition at all times. The GPU-5/A contains enough ammunition for five two-second bursts at 2,400 shots per minute.
30mm GPU-5/A Gatling Gun Pod Specifications
|Gun Type||GAU-13/A, four-barrel, 30mm Gatling gun|
|Weight Loaded Empty||1,905 pounds (866 kg)
1,373 pounds (624 kg)
|Ammunition||30mm GAU-8/A (API, HE, TP)|
|Ammunition capacity||353 rounds|
|Rate of fire||2,400 shots per minute|
|Dispersion||6 milliradians diameter, 80 percent circle|
|Drive system||Self-contained pneumatic (two loads per charge)|
|Feed system||Linear linkless, double-ended|
The world’s only 30mm gun pod that fires armor-piercing GAU-8/A ammunition
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