ADEN Cannon

ADEN is a 30 mm cannon created for use on many military aircrafts, including those of the British Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm.

The ADEN cannon
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A quad 30 mm ADEN cannon system attached to the Hawker Hunter airplane
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The current model is the ADEN Mk 4.

The bullet furthest to the left, the 30x86B, was used in the ADEN cannon
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A-4SU Super Skyhawk equiped with the ADEN Cannon

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The ADEN Mk 5
ADEN Cannon Spec’s
Type: single-barrel automatic cannon
Caliber: 30 mm x 113 (1.18 in)
Operation: revolver chamber
Length: 1.59 m (62.6 in)
Weight (complete): 87.1 kg (192 lb)
Rate of fire: 1,200 – 1,700 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 741 m/s (2,430 ft/s)
Projectile weight: 220 g (7.76 oz)

Video of the Hawker hunter equipped with the ADEN Cannon

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