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Gun Data for the Day – Day 2

For those of you who didn’t choose the BRRRTTTT life, the BRRRTTTT life chose you, let’s look at the GAU-8:

number of barrels 7
Feed: Linkless feed system
calibre 30 mm
Ammo types PGU-14/B API Armor Piercing Incendiary [DU]
PGU-13/B HEI High Explosive Incendiary
PGU-15/B TP Target Practice
muzzle velocity 1067 meters/second
Armor penetration 69mm at 500 meters
38mm at 1000 meters
Maximum Range over 1,250 meters
Accuracy 5mil, 80 percent
80% of rounds fired at 4,000ft hit within a 20ft radius
cannon weight 281 kilograms
cannon length 6.40 meters
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  1. John in Philly

     /  June 9, 2015

    Because I chose rotary barrel weapons as my instructor training lecture during my first firearms instructor course for uncle, I can add that one second of trigger squeeze can put sixty five pounds of depleted uranium on target, and that it takes twenty six horsepower to spin the gun.

    Shooting the E-Postal match with the GAU-8 would be a huge bunch of fun as long as someone else was paying for the gun and ammo.


  2. Getting your gun data out ahead of Bammy’s new regulations, I see.


    • I’m pretty sure that if it goes through, there’ll be some ex post facto shenanigans, like what the ATF did with the Sig arm brace.


  3. Very cool gun, nevertheless.


  4. Only gun that has an airplane built AROUND it! 🙂


    • Yep. The Air Force proved that if you put a big enough engine on it, you could make a Gatling gun fly.


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