sustained rate of fire


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sustained rate of fire

[sə′stānd ′rāt əv ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Actual rate of fire that a weapon can continue to deliver for an indefinite length of time without seriously overheating.
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Once completed, the SBF returns to the sustained rate of fire.
Known as the Caesar the new system features a 155/52 mm gun and a semiautomatic loading system that allows the crew, made of five artillerymen, to keep a sustained rate of fire of two to three rds/min with a maximum rate of six.
The advantage of box magazines goes beyond maintaining a sustained rate of fire. More importantly, they provide the ability to easily switch to different types of ammunition.
The objective weapon requirements are similar to the M252 in other respects--the same 83-metre minimum and 5935-metre maximum ranges, the same 30 round-per-minute maximum and 16 round-per-minute sustained rate of fire, and a tube life equal too or greater than the present 10,000 rounds.
The Bighorn can fire a burst of four rounds in less than 20 seconds and is capable of a sustained rate of fire of twelve rounds per minute.
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