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M163 Vulcan

Country of Origin: USA


The U.S. Vulcan air defense system consists of a modified M113A1 armored personnel carrier chassis (designated M741) mounting a turret fitted with a six-barrel M61 Vulcan Gatling cannon and an AN/VPS-2 range-only radar. The radar is similar to that used in the U.S. Navy's Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS).

The vehicle is fitted with a one-person, electrically driven turret equipped with a Vulcan cannon, Navy Mk 20 Mod 0 gyro lead computing sight and VPS-2 radar on the right...

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