This is literally a plane built around the weapons system. Because some mad man wanted to make that cannon fly really fucking badly.

[–] CDanger 1 points (+1|-0)

It was built to take out Soviet armor in a potential invasion of Europe. Imagine a flying gun powerful enough to take out tanks.

[–] E-werd 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

That gun is fucking mean, man. The rate of fire and size of the rounds is incredible. A burst from that cannon sounds like a fart.

it fires ~30 rounds during that 3 secondish burst. That's what they're trained for at least. The fire rate maxes at 3600 rounds per minute of these fuckers, but the first second or two is less due to spin up.

I love every damn aspect of this plane with only a few exceptions.