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30mm x 173 GAU-8/A

30mm x 173 GAU-8/A Ammunition

PGU-13/B HEI – PGU-14/B API – PGU-15/B TP

The’ 30mm x 173 GAU-8/A ammunition has combat-proven performance against all targets, including tanks, armored and light vehicles.

PGU-13/B – High Explosive Incendiary (HEI): Provides fragmentation and incendiary effects for use against personnel, trucks, ammunition storage, and many other targets.

PGU-14/B – Armor Piercing Incendiary (API): The high density penetrator provides excellent armor penetration capability and after-armor effects against tanks and armored personnel carriers.

PGU-15/B – Target Practice (TP): A ballistically matched, low-cost TP cartridge for use in training, weapons testing, and aircraft systems checkout.

 

Advantages:
  • Not only combat effective, but cost effective, the PGU-15/B is the lowest cost target practice cartridge of this caliber in the world.
  • The 30mm x 173 family has been used in the GAU-8/A Gatling Gun, the Goalkeeper CIWS, and the Bushmaster II. Derivatives of the 30mm X 173 GAU 8/A family have been developed and qualified by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for use in the 30mm Mauser Model F Gun Systems.
  • The PGU-15/B TP round is ballistically matched to thePGU-14/B API and PGU-13/B HEI for cost-effective training for Goalkeeper and other 30mm X173 cartridges.

PGU-13/B – PGU-14/B  – PGU-15/B

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