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30mm AK-230


China: Type 69


Overview


AK-230

AK-230 on Finnish minelayer.
Source: MKFI - © public domain

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Close-in weapon system
Entered service
1962
Status
Obsolete
Development
Mid 1950's - 1960 (design project)
1960 - 1962 (Soviet state trials)
Developer
Soviet Union
Production
1959 - 1990's
Producer
Soviet Union - Tulasmashzavod
1959 - 1984
China
1970's - 1990's
Number produced
About 1.450 in USSR
About 300 in China
Designations
KL-302 (project name)
Type 69 (Chinese production)
Notable users
Soviet Union
China
Vietnam
North Korea

Details


Facts AK-230
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Close-in weapon system
Ordnance
Type
2x 30mm NN-30 64-caliber autocannon
Rate of fire
1.000 rpm per gun
2.000 rpm combined
Range
6.5 km against surface targets
4 km anti-aircraft
2 km anti-missile
Muzzle velocity
1.050 m/s
Mount
Feed mechanism
Single belt feed per gun
Ammunition
1.000 rounds, 500 per gun
Traverse
360°
Traverse rate
70°/s
Elevation
-5° to +87°
Elevation rate
50°/s
Operation
Crew
2 off mount
Fire control
MR-104 Rys fire control radar
MR-103 Bars fire control radar (alternate setup)
Type 341 radar for Chinese Type 69
Optional optronic director
Dimensions
Weight
1.9 t empty
Length
3.11 m
Width
2.1 m
Height
1.46 m
Deck penetration
About 1 m

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