US confirmed the next-gen 50mm XM913 cannon at Fort Myer, VA

WASHINGTON — The 50mm XM913 next-generation medium-caliber weapon was exhibited in the course of the Twilight Tattoo navy competitors that includes ceremonial navy items at JB Myer-Henderson Corridor, Fort Myer, VA.

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This isn’t the primary presentation of the 50mm XM913. In 2019, the gun was introduced to AUSA [Association of the United States Army], which is being held in Washington. The 50mm XM913 ought to grow to be a part of the armament of the subsequent technology of US infantry armored automobiles. 50mm XM913 is a series gun developed on the design of the Bushmaster III 35/50 and should cope with enemy armored automobiles, in addition to unmanned fight aerial methods [UCAS].

The 50mm XM913 chain gun will be capable of function two forms of artillery projectiles: XM1204 Excessive Explosive Air Burst and XM1203 Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot with Hint.

XM1204 is a programmable artillery projectile. The 50mm XM913 operator can have three modes for its detonation. The primary is when the projectile hits the goal and explodes instantly, the second mode is with a hammering mode, ie. a projectile first drills a gap within the enemy’s armored automobiles after which explodes, and the third mode is to detonate above or close to the goal, however with out hitting it immediately.

Because the identify of the XM1203 [Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot with Trace] suggests, this artillery projectile has a pyrotechnic chemical that left a path within the air throughout flight and impression, so the 50mm XM913 operator can observe all of it the best way to the aim. The projectile itself is 50 mm in diameter, encasing a protracted skinny dart, designed to pierce armored automobiles. A lightweight “sabot” grips the barrel’s rifling, for the projectile will get the total energy of the increasing fuel.

US showed the next-gen 50mm XM913 cannon at Fort Myer, VA
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The 50mm XM913 gun has a barrel size of 117.7 inches [299 cm]. This will lead us to imagine that this gun can have a reasonably excessive preliminary velocity, one thing within the vary of 3000 – 3024 fps [914 – 925 mps].

The 50mm XM913 doesn’t but have actual traits, however following the progress in integrating new technological options into fashionable weapon methods and people at present being developed [next generation], it’s assumed that the 50mm XM913 can have pc management and might be electrically powered, double projectile provide, optimized barrel, can have a double recoil system, link-less, closed bolt operation, and so forth.


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