M167 Vulcan Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Air Defense

Country of Origin: USA

The M167 Vulcan air defense system (VADS) is a U.S. towed, anti-aircraft system consisting of a six-barrel 20-mm M168 Gatling cannon with its own M61A1 fire-control system mounted in an electrically powered turret. The M167A2 product-improved VADS (PIVADS) has a range-only radar; see "Variants," below. The system is carried on the M42A1 one-axle trailer and is powered by two 24-volt nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries (one for the gun, one for the turret and radar). The fire-control...


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