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M230 Chain Gun  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,000
Also Known As: LW30
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems
Parent System: M230 Chain Gun
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,000
Family Members: M230LF Chain Gun
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Description: The M230 Chain Gun is an automatic lightweight cannon capable of firing rates of 625 rounds per minute. The M230 cannons have been installed on the AH-64A and AH-64D Apache combat helicopters. It is suitable against light armored vehicles and dismounted infantry at maximum ranges of 4,000 meters.

The M230 cannon fires 30mm LW30 HEDP (High Explosive, Dual Purpose) ammunition produced by ATK to defeat both light armor vehicles and tanks. To date, more than 1,000 M230 guns have been delivered to Apache customers in 11 countries worldwide.

M230 Chain Gun Applications


Armored Vehicles KAFV30M Combat Aircraft AH-64A Apache AH-64D Apache AH-64D Apache Longbow AH-64E Apache Guardian

M230 Chain Gun Specifications

Dimensions
Caliber: 30 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 4,000 meter (2.49 mile)
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 625 roundperminute
Weight
Combat Weight: 60 kilogram (131 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M230 Chain Gun News

There are 3 news between
12 Jul 2012 and 17 Jun 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014Royal Jordanian Air Force to Convert One C-295 into Gunship Aircraft
Monday, January 27, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 24 AH-64E Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters
Thursday, July 12, 2012FMS: Qatar Wants 24 AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow Attack Helicopters

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