Bushmaster III

Bushmaster III

The Bushmaster III is an automatic/semi-automatic cannon designed and built by Alliant Techsystems. It is based on the M242 Bushmaster originally developed by Alliant Techsystems. The weapon has been selected as the primary armament of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) soon to enter Danish and Dutch service.

Specifications

*Recoil: 14,000 lb/6300 kg
*Weight::Receiver: 150 lb/68 kg :Feeder: 80 lb/36 kg :Barrel: 250 lb/113 kg1 :Total: 480 lb/218 kg
*Rate of Fire: Semi-automatic or 200 spm
*Power Required: 2,5 horsepower at 24 volts
*Clearing Method: Open Bolt, semi-closed bolt
*Safety: Absolute hangfire protection
*Case Ejection: Forward

"1 Includes gun barrel, drive motor, recoil system and integral dual feeder."

ee also

* M230 30 mm automatic cannon
* Bushmaster II 30 mm chain gun
* Combat Vehicle 90

External links

*http://www.deagel.com/pandora/m242-bushmaster-iii_de00142003.aspx


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