Type: Revolver cannon
The ADEN 30 mm gun is a gas operated, electrically primed revolver type gun, that has continuously been improved and updated since it’s conception in the early 1950’s. The compact nature of this self-powered cannon makes it an attractive option for relatively simple on-aircraft installation, whether considered for an under slung pod, under
The ADEN 30 mm gun is a gas operated, electrically primed revolver cannon, continuously improved and updated since it’s conception in the early 1950’s The compact nature of this self-powered cannon makes it an attractive option for relatively simple on-aircraft installation, for under slung pod, under fuselage blister and interior fuselage
Place of origin: United Kingdom
The ADEN cannon is a British autocannon which has been mounted on many military aircraft. Designed in the 1940s, the ADEN entered service on the Hawker Hunter in 1954, and was the standard aerial gun of the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm until the introduction of the Panavia Tornado in the 1980s.
The Aden gun is installed in many military aircraft and can fire 30mm ammumition at a rate of 1200 to 1400 rounds per minute. Within the gun, a rotating breech cylinder is used to carry a succession of rounds to the firing position.
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