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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2014, 07:06:14 am »
Thanks for the link, thise are some great pictures.  Anyone have any idea what the airraft is being used for these days?

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2014, 06:21:24 pm »
Thanks for the link, thise are some great pictures.  Anyone have any idea what the airraft is being used for these days?


It's been doing a lot of work at Pax River, probably simulating a threat.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2014, 08:42:08 pm »
Thanks for the link, thise are some great pictures.  Anyone have any idea what the airraft is being used for these days?


It's been doing a lot of work at Pax River, probably simulating a threat.


That Iranian toy looking, mini fighter? 303 something?
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2014, 04:40:43 pm »
Still think the USN Test Pilot School is the most likely candidate.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2016, 01:50:27 pm »
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2018, 03:14:58 pm »
ARES gun installation.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2018, 06:27:37 am »
Kinda stubby barrels, aren't they? No wonder they make such a fireball.

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2018, 06:53:17 am »
Kinda stubby barrels, aren't they? No wonder they make such a fireball.

They're about 70 calibers long.  Not that short. 

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2018, 07:52:42 am »
Kinda stubby barrels, aren't they? No wonder they make such a fireball.

They're about 70 calibers long.  Not that short.

How does that compare to the M61 or GAU-8?

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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2018, 08:23:00 am »
Those are around 76 calibers, so in the same ballpark. 

Of course, that's only half the story; internal ballistics vary between cartridges.  I'm not sure how the 25mm cartridge burns -- it might be all-burnt later than the 20mm and 30mm rounds.  I think the Bushmaster barrel is a bit longer (closer to 80 calibers) so that might be the "natural" barrel length.
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2019, 06:42:15 am »
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Re: Scaled Composites Model 151 ARES
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2019, 10:14:04 am »
https://www.facebook.com/ScaledComposites/posts/10154955770510658

Back in the 90s there were one or two articles about ARES in Sport Aviation, the EAA newsletter/magazine that had some interesting details (and I believe this same illustration)