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23mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23



Overview


GSh-6-23M

GSh-6-23M 6-barrel autocannon on display in a museum
Source: Vitaly V. Kuzmin - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Autocannon
Entered service
1974
Status
In service
Development
Late 1960's
Developer
Soviet Union - KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Production
1972 - present?
Producer
Soviet Union
Russia
Number produced
Several hundred
Designations
9-A-620 (GRAU index for GSh-6-23)
9-A-768 (GRAU index for GSh-6-23M)
TKB-613 (industry index)
AO-19

Details


Facts GSh-6-23M
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Autocannon
Caliber
Caliber
23x115mm AM-23
Feed system
Belt feed or linkless feed system
Number of barrels
6
Barrel length
1 m
Rifling
Right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
715 m/s
Operation
Action
Gas operated
Firing starts by using pyrotechnic charge
Rate of fire
6.000 - 8.000 rpm (belt feed)
8.000 - 10.000 rpm (linkless feed)
Recoil force
3.5 t (belt feed)
5 t (linkless feed)
Dimensions
Weight
76 kg
Length
1.4 m
Width
243 mm
Height
180 mm

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