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30mm Hughes M230



Overview


Hughes M230

Hughes M230 chain gun without mount.

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Origin
United States
Type
Autocannon
Entered service
1986
Status
In service
Development
1972 - mid 1970's
Developer
United States - Hughes Helicopters
Production
1975 - present
Producer
United States - Hughes Helicopters, later ATK

Details


Hughes M230

M230 chain gun as fitted to the AH-64 Apache combat helicopter.

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Facts M230
General
Origin
United States
Type
Autocannon
Caliber
Caliber
30x113mm DEFA
Feed system
Linkless feed system, single feed
Muzzle velocity
805 m/s
Operation
Action
Chain gun, open bolt
External power
3 hp electric motor
Fire selector
Full automatic only
Rate of fire
600 - 650 rpm
Dispersion
1 mil
Barrel life
20.000 rounds
Reliability
100.000 MRBF in controlled conditions
Dimensions
Weight
55.9 kg in total
28.6 kg receiver
16 kg barrel
Length
1.64 m
Width
0.25 m
Height
0.29 m