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Posted: 4/17/2001 1:54:17 AM EDT
I just finished reading "Excutive Orders" by Tom Clancy, if the battle near the end of the book he talked about the Bradley fighting vehicles having Bushmaster cannons. Are these cannons made by the same company that makes my favorite rifle? (Bushmaster Ar-15). Also does anybody have a picture of this cannon and some tech info.

Link Posted: 4/17/2001 1:59:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2001 2:23:39 AM EDT
So, will it fit on my lower or not?


Link Posted: 4/17/2001 3:31:54 AM EDT
Just the nickname of the weapon system - not made by BM or AR fame.

Link Posted: 4/17/2001 4:12:56 AM EDT
It is called "M242 Bushmaster Automatic Cannon" it is 25mm and can fire at three rates. Single, 100rds per min and 200 rds per min. It can use three types of ammo. TPT-training practice tracer, HE-high explosive, APDS-armor piercing discarding sabot. max range is out to 3000 meters. (if i remember right). It is also called a "chain gun" as the bolt rides along a chain path that allows the high rate of fire. At the time i used this weapon, it was made by Hughes Helicopter. I loved shooting it. The barral weighes in at 90lbs the upper reciver is 90lbs and the lower was over a 100 lbs. This gun is alos used on the USMC LAV-25.  Great stuff, great weapon system.

Bradley Gunners do it with Chains~

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