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Does the F-35 have a Gatling gun?

Does the F-35 have a Gatling gun?

All three F-35 variants are equipped, in one configuration or another, with a 25 mm GAU-22/A four-barrel Gatling gun, which is capable of firing over 3,000 rounds a minute. With just 220 rounds, an F-35B pilot can empty the magazine in about 4 seconds.

Is it legal to build a Gatling gun?

Regardless, the weapon is perfectly legal and subject only to the limited regulations that govern the sale and possession of a rifle. It’s also a bargain. Over the weekend, the Redneck Obliterator sold for $3,450 at the Rock Island Auction in Illinois, company spokesman Joel Kolander tells Vocativ.

Why does the F-35 have a gun?

The short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B variant requires space for its LiftFan, while the F-35C carrier variant needs to save weight and space to accomplish its long-range missions – but external guns can be mounted on both airframes as the mission dictates.

How many rounds does the F-35 carry?

The F-35A is equipped with a single GAU-22/A four-barrel rotary cannon in its left wing root, with a magazine capacity of 182 rounds.

Is the Gatling gun on the F-35 working?

The Daily Beast’s Dave Majumdar is out with another excellent story about how the gun on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon’s newest and most expensive fighter jet, won’t work for another four years — at the earliest.

Is the Lockheed Martin F-35 a ground attack fighter?

Lockheed Martin has suggested that the F-35 could replace the USAF’s F-15C/D fighters in the air-superiority role and the F-15E Strike Eagle in the ground-attack role.

Which is better the GAU-22 / a or the F-35?

The GAU-22/A is lighter and more accurate than its predecessor, but with a reduced rate of fire of 3,300 rounds per minute. At that rate, the F-35 would be out of ammunition in about four seconds, or one or two bursts of fire.

When was the first F-35 Lightning used in combat?

The F-35 was first used in combat in 2018 by the Israeli Air Force. In service, some USAF pilots have nicknamed the aircraft “Panther” in lieu of the official “Lightning II”.