Sunday, February 5, 2012

Video, Rafale's Nexter 30mm gun in action

Rafale using its DEFA 30M 791B gun during the Garlic Marauder exercise in UK.
You have 5 min to give me the distance between the plane and the camera ;)

Nexter 30M791B gun
 The GIAT 30M 791
shell type: 30x150mm B
Muzzle velocity: 1025 m/s
Rate of fire: 300 / 600 / 1500 / 2500 rounds per minute
Firing modes: continuous bursts or controlled 0.5 or 1 second bursts.
The Rafale gun fits on the right side of the fuselage


  1. One less-often mentioned aspect of Rafale's gun system is its cover: made of fracturable material, a simple yet ingenious way to maintain aerodynamics when the GIAT isn't in use.

  2. There is a better view of Rafale firing the DEFA in this video.