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M163 Vulcan

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M163 Vulcan
Country Of origin USA
Designation Self-Propelled Air Defence System
Configuration Tracked
Manufacturer: General Electric
Crew: 4
Length 4.86 m
Width 2.70 m
Height 2.92 m
Weight 13.8 t
Speed 64 km/h
Range 480 km
Armaments 1 x 20mm Gatling Gun
Power Plant 212 BHP
NBC None
Night Driver Only

The Vulcan 20mm ADS is composed of a electrically-operated gatling gun. The weapon system is fused to the chassis of the M113A APC. It is a short-range, low-level anti-aircraft defence system.

It can maintain a high rate of fire at 3,000 rounds per minute in 10, 30, 60 or 100 round bursts. It can also maintain a low rate of fire of 1,000 rounds per minute.