One item was a German 30mm aircraft cannon
round which had never been deactivated.
However, aircraft cannon
are easily outranged by modern air defence systems.
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.
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.