30-mm DEFA series Weapon Systems // Artillery/Guns // Aircraft Guns

Country of Origin: France

The DEFA series of 30-mm aircraft cannon has been in production for more than 30 years, equipping most front-line French aircraft as well as several foreign designs. The development model DEFA 551 began production in the mid-1950s as the 552, which established the basic characteristics of the entire series. The DEFA 552 is a gas-operated, electrically fired five-cylinder revolver cannon in which, at a given time, one cylinder is ready to fire, one is ready to eject a case, the next...


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