M163 Vads

M163 Vads

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) that was used by the United States Army. The M168 gun is a variant of the General Dynamics 20 mm M61 Vulcan rotary cannon, the standard cannon in most US combat aircraft since the 1960s, mounted on either an armored vehicle or a trailer.The weapon is mounted on a modified M113 vehicle (the M741 carrier). The system was designed to complement the M48 Chaparral missile system. The M163s uses a small, range-only radar, the AN/VPS-2, and an M61 optical lead-calculating sight. The system is suitable for night operations with the use of AN/PVS series night vision sights that can be mounted above the sight reticleshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136586371
  • 9786136586373