Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2

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Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2
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Type Dual-barrel autocannon
Production history
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Specifications
Weight 105 kilograms (231 lb)
Length 2,044 millimetres (6.706 ft)

Caliber 30×165 mm
Barrels 2
Rate of fire 3000 rpm
Muzzle velocity 870 m/s (2,850 ft/s)

The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 (ГШ-30-2) or GSh-2-30 is a powerful dual-barrel autocannon developed for use on certain Soviet military aircraft.

The cannon is not related to the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1, but is a recoil-operated cannon using the Gast principle, like the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L. Rate of fire is about 3,000 rounds per minute. The weapon is designed to be rugged and resistant to dirt. Depleted uranium enhanced armor-piercing shells suitable for the GSh-30-2 are operationally qualified.

The GSh-30-2 is carried by the Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack plane and in external gun pods. It measures 2044 × 222 × 195 mm, with a barrel length of 1500 mm and a weight of 105 kg. The GSh-30K is a modified version with 2400 mm long water-cooled barrels, a variable rate of fire, and dimensions of 2944 × 222 × 195 mm. It is used on a fixed mounting on late model Mi-24 helicopters, e.g. the Mi-24P.

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