elmayerle said:I've seen various designations for this variant, but Deino posted an artist conception out of Flight and a top view over on another forum.
The F-15 Eagle will be able to carry the 30mm rotary barrel General Electric GAU-8/A cannon for ground attack in the wing root in place of the current General Electric M61, in a centreline pod or in the conformal fuselage pallets. If the wing root position is adopted, the GAU-8/A linear ammunition feed will be changed to belt feed in order to utilise the existing ammunition bays.
Not all telescoping munitions are caseless, right? At least from the caseless standpoint there were problems with clearing out gun jams (since I think the breech is sealed) and there were issues with heat transfer during rapid fire (a normal gun the heat is removed via the spent casing).sferrin said:Matej said:
Anybody remember telescopic ammunition that was suppose to be the next big thing back in the late 80's?
TinWing said:What is the vintage of this proposal? Any details?