M61 Vulcan

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M61 Vulcan

M61 Vulcan is a hydraulic and pneumatic autocannon. It has six barrels. It is cooled by air and fires by the power of electricity. It is a Gatling-style rotary cannon. The size of its caliber is 20 mm. It has a very high rate of fire. It has been the main gun of United States military fixed-wing aircraft since the late 1960s[1] and is also used elsewhere. It was made by General Electric at first, and later by General Dynamics.[2]

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  1. "'General Dynamics (General Electric) M61 Vulcan', Scramble; The Aviation Magazine". Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  2. "M61 20mm cannon". 23 April 2000. Retrieved 2009-02-28.