CARTRIDGE 30 MM ADEN GUN HE MK 2Z
GENERAL :
This ammunition is fired from 30 mm Aden Gun mounted on HF24, Hunter and Mystere aircraft. This ammunition consists of a projectile and a cartridge case, which are issued, stored and loaded together as one complete round, that is as fixed ammunition. 30-mm ammunition is supplied belted in lengths of 30 rounds, made up of L.H feed or R.H feed.

The cartridge case made from solid drawn brass, and in the centre of its base is a recess, which houses an electric cap. The recess is provided with a fire hole. Around the base is an extractor groove, and adjacent to the groove is a shoulder by which the cartridge is positioned in the chamber of the gun. The projectile consists of a steel shell to which is screwed a percussion fuze No. 933. This ammunition is manufactured to Government of India, Ministry of Defence Specification No. AIR 1385G and drawing No. ARM 1107 B1.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
Total length of ammunition 7.874 inch mm
Mass of complete round 432.0 gms 10 gms
Mass of explosive in projectile 52.5 gms
Mass of propellant (NRN No. 141/A.H) 46.0 gms
Mass of filled fuze 29.5 gms
 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :
Velocity at 27.5 m from muzzle 780.8 m/s ± 12.2 m/s
Accuracy at 457.2 m 609.6 mm MFM
Rate of fire 1200-1400 rds/min
 
SAFETY :
The ammunition is absolutely safe during manufacturing, storage and transportation as the fuze is provided with adequate safety arrangements to eliminate the possibility of premature initiation. Care should be taken that the electric cap is not struck as a blow is liable to cause the cap to function.
RELIABILITY :
Due to its sound design and careful manufacture, it is very reliable for use in combat field environment. It is most effective and reliable in its role as air to air combat, air to ground support, against radar installations, fuel dumps, soft skin vehicles etc.
SHELF LIFE :
Shelf life of this ammunition is 10 years
PACKING :
29 rounds are fitted in one belt + 1 round in loose condition. The belt along with the loose round is packed in one steel box H60.
STOWAGE DIMENSION :
Size of the box 355 mm x 241 mm x 315 mm
Gross weight 27.2 kg
Net weight 12.96 kg

Volume

0.026 cu m
 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :
Cartridge is classified in
Compatibility group C
Hazard division 1.2
Fire fighting classification 2
Contact :

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