The Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a curious case of an aircraft designed around its main weapon, and not the other way around..
That weapon, a Gatling-type gun whose design was launched in 1970, is a 30mm caliber seven-tube rotary cannon with a rate of fire of 3,900 rounds per minute, fed from a hopper with capacity for 1,350 projectiles. In total, the entire system weighs 281 kg and is 2.3 meters long. A video from the YouTube channel 3D Mil-Tech shows how it works, with a process that loads the shells into the barrel via a feed path from the hopper, then returns the shells to the hopper. shells of the projectiles already fired:
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