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  M61 20mm cannon
The M61 20mm Vulcan is an externally powered, six-barrel, rotary-fire gun having a rate of fire of up to 7200 spm.
The M61 20mm cannon is a proven gun, having been the US military's close-in weapon of choice dating back to the 1950s.
The F-104, F-105, later models of the F-106, F-111, F-4, B-58, all used the M61, as does the Air Force's F-15, F-16 and F-22, and the Navy's F-14 and F/A-18.
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  M61 Vulcan - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 20mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling gun with an extremely high rate of fire.
The Vulcan's rate of fire is typically 6,000 rounds per minute, although some versions (such as that of the AMX International and the F-106 Delta Dart are limited to a lower rate, and others have a selectable rate of fire of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds per minute.
The Vulcan was used on the F-104, F-105 Thunderchief, some F-106A Delta Dart models, the McDonnell F-4E Phantom II, the General Dynamics F-111, the McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Boeing/Lockheed/General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, Italian/Brazilian AMX International AMX, and the F/A-22 Raptor.
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 F-16 Armament - M61 A1 Vulcan
The Vulcan system as used in the F-15 and F-16 is not intended to be rigidly stable and not deliver a line of fire as depicted in the illustration of the Mig 29.
The M61 A1 Vulcan is behind the line when it is compared to the Mauser BK27 27mm revolver single barrel canon or the rusian GSH-301 30mm single barrel canon.
The vulcan is still a good gun when employed in air to ground or ground to ground mode.
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 VNFAWING M61 A1 Vulcan
The General Electric M61A1 Vulcan is a 6-barrel 20mm cannon of the gatling-type.
The Vulcan was first fired in pre-production form in 1953, and made its first flight in the Lockheed F-104.
Today, after a period of neglect (when guns were thought to be rendered obsolete by missiles), the M61 in one form or another, is an integral part of the armament of modern fighters such as the F-15, F-18 and of course the F-16.
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  M61 Vulcan information - Search.com
The Vulcan is a Gatling gun: each of the cannon's six barrels fires once in turn during each revolution of the barrel cluster.
The Vulcan's rate of fire is typically 6,000 rounds per minute, although some versions (such as that of the AMX International and the F-106 Delta Dart) are limited to a lower rate, and others have a selectable rate of fire of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds per minute.
The Vulcan was used on the F-104 Starfighter, F-105 Thunderchief, some F-106 Delta Dart models, the A-7 Corsair II, the F-4 Phantom II, the F-111 Aardvark, the F-15 Eagle, the F-14 Tomcat, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, Italian/Brazilian AMX International AMX, and the F-22 Raptor.
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 M61 Vulcan Information
The 20 mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style gun with an extremely high rate of fire.
The Vulcan is a Gatling gun: each of the cannon's six barrels fires once in turn during each revolution of the barrel cluster.
The Vulcan was used on the F-104 Starfighter, F-105 Thunderchief, some F-106 Delta Dart models, the A-7 Corsair II, the F-4 Phantom II, the F-111 Aardvark, the F-15 Eagle, the F-14 Tomcat, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, Italian/Brazilian AMX International AMX, and the F-22 Raptor.
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 * M61 - (Astronomy): Definition
M61 is located at 12 21.9 right ascension and 04 28 declination.
M61 is unnamed and has an NGC catalog number of NGC 4303.
This is one of the largest galaxies associated with the Virgo Cluster, and may have a mass of fifty billion Suns.
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Vulcan cannon in the nose of the aircraft, below the radome.
Vulcan cannon, and can be equipped with air-to-air missiles.
Vulcan, gun Vulcan, a hypothetical planet between Venus and the Sun...
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 M61 Vulcan
The 20mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically driven, six-barreleded, air-cooled, electrically fired gatling gun with an extremely high rate of fire.
A lighter version of the Vulcan, the M61A2, is mechanically the same as the M61A1, but with thinner barrels to reduce overall mass.
GSh-6-23 – formerly the closest Soviet equivalent of the M61, and used on a variety of Russian fighters
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The 20 mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style cannon with an extremely high rate of fire.
The Vulcan is a Gatling gun: each of the cannon's six barrels fires once in turn during each revolution of the barrel cluster.
The Vulcan's rate of fire is typically 6,000 rounds per minute, although some versions (such as that of the AMX and the F-106 Delta Dart) are limited to a lower rate, and others have a selectable rate of fire of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds per minute.
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 M61_Vulcan LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
The Vulcan's rate of fire is typically 6,000 rounds per minute, although some versions (such as that of the AMX and the F-106 Delta Dart) are limited to a lower rate, and others have a selectable rate of fire of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds per minute.
The five-barrel GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm gun used in the AV-8B Harrier II is a Vulcan derivative, but despite greater hitting power (since it fires a heavier round at virtually the same muzzle velocity) it had yet to find wide application (except for the F-35 Lightning-II which was reduced to four barrel).
The Vulcan was later fitted into the weapons bay of some F-106 Delta Dart models and the F-111 Aardvark.
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 Vulcan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vulcan is the name of several different things, derived from the name of the Roman god of fire and volcanoes, who made weapons for the other gods.
Vulcan, a hypothetical planet between Mercury and the Sun
Vulcan of the alchemists primary 'deity' associated with Paracelsian alchemy
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 Vulcan minigun (John De Armond)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vulcan is the re-invented and perfected stepson of the famous Gatling multi-barreled machine gun patented and first pro- duced by Richard J. Gatling in 1862.
It is due to the Vulcan's high performances that these guns have been chosen to arm almost all of the U.S. Air Forces fighter aricraft for the past three-and-one-half decades.
The Vulcan and its variations have also been called to serve on bomber defense, on gun pods, on the famous "Puff the Magic Dragon" (Side Fire), on U.S. Navy ships for missle and aircraft defense, on most all heli- copters for all the services, and on the U.S. Army's Vulcan Air Defense Systems.
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 Działko M61 Vulcan - Wikipedia w kroliki.com 07   (Site not responding. Last check: )
M61 Vulcan — amerykańskie sześciolufowe działko automatyczne systemu Gatlinga kalibru 20 mm, napędzane elektrycznie lub hydraulicznie i charakteryzujące się bardzo dużą szybkostrzelnością.
Działko M61 Vulcan zostało zbudowane w systemie Gatlinga, co oznacza, że podczas każdego obrotu zespołu luf z każdej z nich pada tylko jeden strzał.
W późniejszym okresie instalowano działka Vulcan w komorach uzbrojenia samolotów F-106 Delta Dart oraz F-111 Aardvark, zostało ono także podstawowym uzbrojeniem nowocześniejszych myśliwców F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon i F/A-18 Hornet.
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 World Defence Industry Files - M61 Vulcan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 20 mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style gun with an extremely high rate of fire.
A lighter version of the Vulcan developed for use on the F-22 Raptor, the M61A2, is mechanically the same as the M61A1, but with thinner barrels to reduce overall mass to 202 lb (91.6 kg).
The five-barrel GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm gun used in the AV-8B Harrier II is a Vulcan derivative, but despite greater hitting power (since it fires a heavier round at virtually the same muzzle velocity) it had yet to find wide application (except for the F-35 Lightning II which was reduced to four barrel).
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 M61A1/A2 Vulcan (GAU-4)
Eine einfache Rechnung zeigt jedoch, dass die M61 Vulcan 70 Schuss (100 Schuss pro Sekunde minus den 30, die durch das Beschleunigen wegfallen) schon in der ersten Sekunde feuert.
Durch die extrem hohe Feuerrate der Vulcan ist es unmöglich zwischen einzelnen "Schüssen" zu unterscheiden.
Anders als bei den typischen Kino-Soundeffekten hört sich die M61 eher wie ein schwerer Bohrer an.
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 Modern Firearms - Gatling, Vulcan, Minigun and others
This achievement is possible due to the fact that gun has multiple barrels, and the rate of fire per one barrel is about 1 000 rounds per minute or even less, allowing them to not to overheat.
M61 became the main aircraft gun for US AF, and also was used on M161 and M163 Vulcan ground anti-aircraft gun mounts.
For the M61 Vulcan cannon, for example, the "speed up" time is about 0.4 second or so.
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 M61 Vulcan Information
The 20 mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or; pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style cannon with an extremely high rate of fire.
The Vulcan's rate of fire is typically 6,000 rounds per minute, although some versions (such as that of the AMX and the; F-106 Delta Dart) are limited to a lower rate, and others have a selectable rate of fire of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds per minute.
The five-barrel GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm gun used in the AV-8B Harrier II is a Vulcan derivative, but despite greater hitting power (since it fires a heavier round at virtually the same muzzle velocity) it had yet to find wide application (except for the F-35 Lightning-II which was reduced to four barrel).
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 General Electric M61A1 "Vulcan" 20mm Rotary Cannon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 20mm M61A1 Vulcan built by General Electric was a standard aircraft gun used by the USAF.
Based on the premise of the multi-barrel gun first generated by Dr. Gatlin in the nineteenth century, the Vulcan was equipped with a rotary action and was tied into the aircraft's hydraulic or electrical system.
The Vulcan was carried on a wide variety of aircraft, including the A-7, F-4, F-14, F-15, F-16, F-104, and F-105.
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 Nazarian
This spawned the famous "Project Vulcan", that was intended to develop a super-rapid firing weapon for US Air Forces.
M61 became the main aircraft gun for US AF, and also was used on M161 and M163 Vulcan ground anti-aircraft gun mounts.
For the M61 Vulcan cannon, for example, the "speed up" time is about 0.4 second or so.
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 F-4 Phantom II
Its primary mission capabilities are: long range, high-altitude intercepts utilizing air-to-air missiles as primary armament; a 20mm M61 Vulcan cannon as secondary armament; long-range attack missions utilizing conventional or nuclear weapons as a primary armament; and close air support missions utilizing a choice of bombs, rockets and missiles as primary armament.
During the course of the Vietnam War, its contemporaries, the MiG-19 and MiG-21, inflicted heavy losses on the F-4s when the American aircrafts were ambushed after returning from bombing assignments.
This prompted the USAF to introduce the F4-E variant, which added a M61 Vulcan cannon in the nose of the aircraft, below the radome.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/M61 Vulcan
The Vulcan's rate of fire is typically 6,000 rounds per minute, although some versions (such as that of the AMX and the F-106 Delta Dart) are limited to a lower rate, and others have a selectable rate of fire of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds per minute.
The five-barrel GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm gun used in the AV-8B Harrier II is a Vulcan derivative, but despite greater hitting power (since it fires a heavier round at virtually the same muzzle velocity) it had yet to find wide application (except for the F-35 Lightning II which was reduced to four barrel).
The Vulcan was first used in the F-104 Starfighter.
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 ANCIENT ASTRONOMY RELATED SITES
Vulcan [from Latin Vulcanus] Astronomers at times have suspected the existence of a planet nearer the sun than Mercury, basing this upon perturbations of more than one kind observed in connection with Mercury and its orbit.
Vulcan is what as astrologically brought consciousness to all mankind and all cetaceans as well.
The Ninth Sphere is the fiery forge of Vulcan.
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 M61 Vulcan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The GAU-4 20mm Vulcan (with two models, designated M61A1 and M61A2) is a hydraulically driven, six-barreled, rotary action, air cooled, electrically fired gatling gun with selectable rates of fire of either 4000 or 6000 rounds per minute.
A member of the humanoid race inhabiting the planet Vulcan (3).
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Vulcan".
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