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"Rhinemetal" has demonstrated a new anti-aircraft gun

"Rhinemetal" has demonstrated a new anti-aircraft gun

The company Rheinmetall Defense (Rheinmetall Defense) has demonstrated a new anti-aircraft gun "Orlikon Revolver" (Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk 2).

The demonstration took place at the site of the company Ochsenboden in Switzerland.

As reported by the weekly Janes Defense Weekly, the Mk 2 cannon is a remote-controlled anti-aircraft gun (caliber) 35 mm, created by Rhine Metal in the period 1992-2012. based on the Revolver Gun Mk 1 storage option, taking into account the experience gained in the development of the C-RAM anti-missile anti-missile system (Counter Rockets, Artillery and Mortar), designed to protect objects and units of the armed forces from being hit by missiles, projectiles and mortar munitions.

The Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk 2 is primarily intended for export. According to information from representatives of the company-developer, Rhinemetal already has a contract from the first customer from the Asian region.

The Mk 2 system is a prototype that is currently undergoing qualification tests, which began in February and will be completed in June of this year.

The charger has a nominal rate of fire of 200 shots per minute, but can fire in the mode of high rate of fire 1000 shots / min. The total ammunition of the memory is 252 projectile. A typical burst when shooting is 18 shells. A charger can fire such 14 bursts once before it needs recharging, which takes 8 minutes and is performed by two military personnel.

Unlike the Mk 1 Revolver Gun system, which is a hand-operated memory device, the Mk 2 is a remote-controlled system that can integrate into a network management system and receive commands via an Ethernet / FO / DT60 network.

The memory in the standard version will be deployed as part of an air defense battery consisting of one radar and two guns, although 8 guns can be controlled from one control panel. The system has a power supply of 10 batteries with a voltage of 12 V, which provide a maximum output power of 80 kW (compared with the power supply system tank "Leopard-2" with a capacity of 7 kW). The battery charge is enough to power the gun for one day or one full charge of ammunition, while there is the possibility of reloading them.

The Mk 2 charger has a mass of 4,15 tons without ammunition and 4,6 tons with ammunition. It is slightly heavier than the MN 1 version with 3,6 t mass due to the presence of a more powerful power source and various auxiliary devices.

The charger is easily transported on standard platforms, it has a hydroplatform, which does not require strictly leveling the system when positioned.

Another distinctive feature of the new charger is the use of programmable ammunition exploded in the air. The system implements a technology that measures the muzzle velocity of a projectile and programs it to explode at a certain distance. This procedure takes 50 microseconds to the moment when the projectile comes out of the gun barrel.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 22 May 2013 10: 15 New
    An interesting trend, there is still the process of reloading to be made “deserted,” and so, alas, one of its tasks, it will not be able to save people from death, it will too often have staff to be near it ...
    1. bask
      bask 22 May 2013 10: 19 New
      Rheinmetall Defense showed off the new Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk 2 anti-aircraft gun.

      The tower and technologies have already been sold to the Turks. Turkish 2-x ZSU ,, Aselsan, at the GSh FNSS
      On IDEF'13
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      3. Corsair
        Corsair 22 May 2013 10: 37 New
        Quote: bask
        The tower and technologies have already been sold to the Turks. Turkish 2-x ZSU ,, Aselsan, at the GSh FNSS
        On IDEF'13

        Something "Turk" remotely resembles a crane belay smile
    2. Chukcha
      Chukcha 22 May 2013 10: 30 New
      Yes, yes, I also thought about the "deserted" charging.
    3. Simple
      Simple 22 May 2013 11: 48 New
      "... and so, alas, one of its tasks, to save people from death, it will not be able to fulfill ..."

      So it’s for export.
  2. Tarpon
    Tarpon 22 May 2013 10: 21 New
    It would be interesting to know the effective range of this gun.
    1. bask
      bask 22 May 2013 11: 01 New
      SkyRanger self-propelled air defense systems from Oerlikon Contraves.
      Switzerland: based on APC ,, Piranha -4 ,,

      On ,, Pars ,, 8/8 ..FNSS, Turkey.
      1. Simple
        Simple 22 May 2013 12: 11 New
        Greetings bask.

        For those who care about armored vehicles: smile

        There, in the "search" you set the interested.
        1. bask
          bask 22 May 2013 12: 44 New
          Hi Simple. hi
          Thanks for the link.
    2. bask
      bask 22 May 2013 11: 15 New
      Quote: Tarpon
      It would be interesting to know the effective range of this gun.

      35 mm cannon ,, Reinmtl ,, called ,, Rbolber ,,. Rate of fire 1000 high / min. This 35 mm gun uses special ammunition with remote detonation. The initial NIS gun speed is 1500 m / s APC.
  3. Wedmak
    Wedmak 22 May 2013 10: 33 New
    And so the idea comes to mind about the revival of long-term fortifications such as castle, fort. And everywhere these guns are poked.
  4. itkul
    itkul 22 May 2013 10: 41 New
    Well, we also have inventions, for example

    Inventor from St. Petersburg Alexander Semenov patented a combat system that allows the tank crew to use their own excrement for firing. Messages about this today have agitated the British press.

    According to reports, the patent document consists of 12 pages and includes only two technical drawings. According to the developer's idea, the tank driver will have to sit on an empty container designed to collect his feces.

    “The military fills the tank with waste immediately or in two stages. After the tank is filled, it is securely closed with a lid from above,” the text of the Interfax quotes. Then the projectile resulting from the waste of the driver and other crew members is fired towards the enemy.

    The author of the project insists that such a technology will solve at least two problems: it will allow to utilize excrement and at the same time reduce the morale of the enemy.
  5. UltimaVV
    UltimaVV 22 May 2013 13: 18 New
    Quote: itkul

    what "fresh" news negative
  6. Svarog
    Svarog 23 May 2013 09: 06 New
    Something I did not understand with the power of the "batteries". There should be almost 700 amperes on the output, for comparison, the battery of a car is 40-60 on average .. Is it 2 people to reload the ammunition and a car to recharge the batteries? I recalled a jumble with a super sophisticated wristwatch, which came with 2 suitcases of batteries ..