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WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
30mm CANNON
TYPE 30 M 550 DEFA
MISSION
The cannon of the DEFA 30 M 550 family
(F2A/F2B/F3/F4) are specially designed
to arm combat aircrafts. They make up an
excellent trade-off between weight, volume
and firepower.
They fire the international 30mm x 113B
standard ammunition, available in a range
suitable for the most varied targets covering
both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.
The gas-operated cannon mechanism reduces the electrical power requirements. Its design
allows replacing the barrel without disassembling the weapon.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Self-contained gas-operated drum magazine cannon with electrical ammunition ignition
Average firing rate
1,800 rounds per minute
Firing modes
Limited (0.5s or 1s) or unlimited bursts
Ammunition
30mm x 113B DEFA
STATUS
13500 guns are now in service on several types of aircraft (Mirage 2000, AMX, Super-Etendard)
in more than 40 countries.
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