The Advanced 27mm Cannon for the Joint Strike Fighter - 2000 Boeing's paper

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http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/ammo/mcmillan.pdf
 

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Any idea why the Mauser did not make it in the end? It seemed, as they say, like a good idea at the time - I'm sure the RAF at least would have much preferred it to the 25mm Gatling.
 

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The decision was taken in 2003. At that time LockMart thought that they were on the good side of the weight issue (they were thinking of modding the -35B to carry 2K JDAMS). The problem was the life-cycle cost of the gun, including the support of a completely new ammunition family - it was concluded that the GAU-22/A would be less expensive. And that's how the -35A ended up with the horrible wart above the left inlet.
 

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LowObservable said:
And that's how the -35A ended up with the horrible wart above the left inlet.

http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2006garm/thursday/maher.pdf
 

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