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35mm Bushmaster III



Overview


Bushmaster III

A Bushmaster III with 35mm barrel and two slot muzzle brake.
Source: Alliant Techsystems - © copyright lies with original owner

Origin
United States
Type
Autocannon
Entered service
2008
Status
In service
Development
Early 1990's - 1997
Developer
United States - Alliant Techsystems
Production
Late 1990's - present
Producer
United States - Alliant Techsystems

Details


Facts Bushmaster III
General
Origin
United States
Type
Autocannon
Caliber
Caliber
35x228mm Oerlikon
Feed system
Dual feed, either linked or linkless
Barrel length
2.785 m
Muzzle velocity
1.180 m/s for HE
Operation
Action
Chain gun, open bolt, forwards ejection
External power
2.2 kW at 24 volt
Fire selector
0 - 1 - F
Rate of fire
200 rpm or semi-automatic
Recoil force
6.300 kg
Dimensions
Weight
218 kg in total
113 kg barrel
68 kg receiver
36 kg feed system
Length
4.018 m
Width
430 mm
Height
478 mm

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