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A gun pod is a detachable pod or pack containing machine guns or automatic cannon and ancillaries, mounted externally on a vehicle such gub a military aircraft which may or may not also have its own guns. A gun pod typically contains one or more guf, a supply of ammunition, and, if necessary, a power source. Electrically powered cannon, such as the M61 Vulcanmay be powered from the aircraft’s electrical system or by a ram-air turbine.

Gun pods increase a vehicle’s firepower without occupying internal volume. When not required for a specific mission they can be omitted to save weight. On some vehicles they isolate delicate internal components such as radar from the weapon’s recoil and gases, and for jet aircraft allow the weapons to be mounted away from the intakes of the engines, reducing gkv of gun-gas ingestion, which may cause the engine to stall.


Military and Aviation (The soviet GUV Gun Pod (9A), which packs)

When designed to be suspension-mounted on a hardpoint on a typical post-WW II aircraft, gun pods are inherently less accurate than integral guns, or the type of “conformal” gun pods that are faired smoothly into or onto the nearby surfaces of an aircraft, because the “hardpoint” mounting is necessarily less rigid, so that the weapon’s recoil produces more deflection. 87700 problem is particularly acute with powerful cannon like the 30mm GPU-5 gun pod.

Both hardpoint-mounted and conformal-mount gun pods also cause substantial drag on fast-moving vehicles such as fighter aircraft.

Gun pods are commonly carried on military helicoptersand are often fitted to light aircraft to equip them for counter-insurgency operations. Some air gug use gun pods for fighter bombers for use in strafing attacks.

Since the Vietnam WarUnited States Air Force policy has been that the use of multimillion-dollar aircraft for strafing is not economically justified, but the Soviet Unionand subsequently Russia, have remained proponents of strafing, and have continued to develop systems for this purpose.

Soviet experience in Afghanistan in the s led to an unusual innovation in the form of the SPPU series of gun pods, which have traversable barrels allowing them to continue to fire on a fixed target as the aircraft passes overhead.

Lessons learned during the Vietnam War showed the effectiveness of guns. Then expensive fighter jets such as the F-4 didn’t even carry an internal cannon.


Missiles thought to be superior — in particular radar-guided missiles—had notoriously poor combat track records in air-to-air combat. Ugv and air crews quickly created a solution by attaching rotary cannons in a cut-out fuel drop tank, creating an impromptu gun pod suitable for attacking ground targets bullets are cheaper than bombs.

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