Home / Air / 25mm GAU-22/A – The Ultra Fast & Powerful F-35 Cannon in Action

25mm GAU-22/A – The Ultra Fast & Powerful F-35 Cannon in Action

25mm GAU-22/A – The Ultra Fast & Powerful F-35 Cannon in Action

US testing the 25mm GAU-22/A cannon of the F-35A stealth fighter jet.

This video also shows the test of a GBU bomb 12 (Guided Bomb Unit 12), F-35 flying close each other with US F-16 Fighting Falcon jet plane and also an F-35A aerial refueling.

The F-35A is the “normal” version: CTOL (Conventional Take-Off and Landing). It has an internal 25 mm gatlingkanon using boom and receptacle -lufttankning as a starting point.

This version will be used by the US Air Force, the Canadian, Norwegian and many other air forces, including the Air Force, in the event that Denmark chose the Joint Strike Fighter.

25mm GAU-22/A – The Ultra Fast & Powerful F-35 Cannon in Action

The GAU-22/A is a four-barrel version of the GAU-12/U designed for use on the F-35 Lightning II. The CTOL version of the aircraft will carry the gun internally, while the STOVL and naval versions use it in an external gun pod.

The GAU-22/A’s major difference is the use of four barrels, rather than the five barrels on the GAU-12/U.

The GAU-22/A is lighter, has a reduced rate of fire of 3,300 rounds per minute and an improved accuracy of 1.4 milliradians as compared to the GAU-12.

This system is undergoing intensive testing and qualification. The weapon is currently produced by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.

The Nammo 25 mm APEX projectile is being developed for the GAU-22/A

Type: Five-barreled rotary cannon
Caliber: 25 mm (0.98 in)
Operation: electric
Length: 83.2 in (2.11 m)
Weight (complete): 270 lb (122 kg)
Rate of fire: 3,600–4,200 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: (HEI) 3,400 ft/s (1,040 m/s); (API) 3,280 ft/s (1,000 m/s)
Projectile weight: (HEI) 6.5 oz (184 g); (API) 7.6 oz (215 g)
Muzzle energy: (HEI) 73,400 ft·lbf (99,500 joules); (API) 79,300 ft·lbf (107,500 joules)

Article copied from Wikipedia 

Check Also

How F-14 & F-15 fighter jets were able to achieve a simulated KILLS against the SR-71 Blackbird

How F-14 & F-15 fighter jets were able to achieve a simulated KILLS against the SR-71 Blackbird

In this Article, we will share a story on How F-14 Tomcat & F-15 Eagle …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *