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23-mm GSh-23

Country of Origin: Russia


The GSh-23 is a twin-barrel 23-mm automatic cannon designed for use with military aircraft.

The weapon operates on the Gast Gun principle, developed by German engineer Karl Gast in 1916 – by which the firing action of one barrel operates the mechanism of the other. It provides a much faster rate of fire with lower mechanical wear than a single-barrel weapon, though it is not as fast as electric Gatling guns such as the M61 Vulcan. It does not require an external power source,...

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