aircraft cannon

aircraft cannon

[′er‚kraft ′kan·ən]
(ordnance)
A cannon designed or modified for use in an aircraft. Also known as aerial cannon.
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I LIVED in Wood Lane, Harborne from 1930-1957 and one of my friends, Alun Hirons, had on his creplace by courtesy of his fatherwho was in the RAF, two aircraft cannon shells as ornaments.
The 20 x 102 mm FAP round was developed, again by Oerlikon, for M39 and M61 aircraft cannon and functions in much the same manner as the FAPDS rounds.
It added that the results of the seventh day resulted until midnight yesterday the killing of 16 terrorists, including two snipers and the destruction of 12 nests and dismantled of 8 booby-trapped houses and 185 explosive devices and destroyed an anti- aircraft cannon, in addition to the bombing of an anti- tanks mine, burning a vehicle of the terrorists, and seized one launcher, and cleansing the road from al-Ru'ood bridge towards al-Luhaib village.
The 27mm aircraft cannon under development for use on the Joint Strike Fighter.
A statement by the Command said that "the security forces managed to free a kidnapped man and arrested one of the kidnappers in Sabe' al-Bour area (thousand houses) north of Baghdad, and the arrest of a gang of armed robberies in al-Habibiya area eastern Baghdad, and seized a workshop for making IEDs within the kilo / 12 in Latifiya south of Baghdad, containing 20 mortars shells and (35) a ruler of bombing and (25) propellant charge and found a cache of ordnance in the same area contains (835) anti aircraft cannon shells and (12) shells of different caliber gun.
The Advanced 27mm Aircraft Cannon, developed by a Boeing-led team, will be the weapon of choice for the next-generation Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.
The Advanced 27mm Aircraft Cannon is based on the proven BK27 developed by Mauser-Werke Oberndorf of Germany.
April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing lower costs, greater lethality and improved supportability, The Boeing Company this week targeted the Advanced 27mm Aircraft Cannon for its next-generation Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft.
The Advanced 27mm Aircraft Cannon, a single barrel, gas operated, lightweight, revolver, fired 40 rounds in four 10-round bursts of electrically primed 27mm ammunition, during the March 25 demonstration at the Arizona National Guard range in Florence, Ariz.
The first demonstration was very successful," said Cal Calvert, marketing manager of the 27mm Aircraft Cannon program at Boeing.
The ship's defences were first pacified by aircraft cannons, rockets and US-made napalm before Israeli torpedo boats moved in for the kill.

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