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Weapon Stats:

Length: 1.66 m, 5.45 ft
Width: 0.22 m, 0.72 ft
Weight: 79.8 kg, 176 lb
Firing Rate: 1 100 to 1 500
Muzzle Speed: 814 m/min(2670)
Firing Rate: 1 100 to 1 500

DEFA 552 30mm Cannon

Status: Out of service
Category: Guns
 
Description:

The Giat DEFA 552 is a French 30 mm calibre gas-operated cannon first produced in 1954 and fitted to numerous aircraft. It was based on the German MG-213C cannon which neber entered production.

The SAAF used the 552A and 552B models.

Ammunition types:
Ball (Training)
High explosive / Incendiary
Armour piercing / High explosive / Incendiary
High explosive / Fragmentation

Used on:
Mirage III (fuselage x 2)


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