Washington – The 50mm XM913 next-generation medium-caliber weapon was demonstrated during the Twilight Tattoo Military Competition featuring formal military units at JB Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, VA.
This is not the first presentation of the 50mm XM913. In 2019, the gun was renamed the AUSA . was submitted to [Association of the United States Army], which is being held in Washington. The 50mm XM913 should become part of the armament of the next generation of American infantry armored vehicles. The 50mm XM913 is a chain gun developed on the design of the Bushmaster III 35/50 and will have to deal with enemy armored vehicles, as well as unmanned combat air systems. [UCAS],
The 50mm XM913 chain gun will be capable of operating two types of artillery projectiles: the XM1204 High Explosive Air Burst and the XM1203 Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot with Trace.
XM1204 is a programmable artillery projectile. The 50mm XM913 operator will have three modes for its detonation. The first is when the projectile hits the target and explodes immediately, the second is accompanied by the hammering mode, i.e. A projectile first drills a hole in enemy armored vehicles and then explodes, and the third mode is to detonate above or near the target, but without hitting it directly.
XM1203. as the name of [Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot with Trace] Turns out, this artillery projectile contains a pyrotechnic chemical that leaves a mark in the air during flight and impact, so the 50mm XM913 operator can track it all the way to the target. The projectile itself is 50 mm in diameter, with a long thin dart, designed to penetrate armored vehicles. A light “sabot” grips the rifle of the barrel, as the projectile receives the full power of the expanding gas.
The barrel length of the 50mm XM913 gun is 117.7 in. Is [299 cm], This may lead us to assume that the initial speed of this gun would be quite high, something in the range of 3000 – 3024 fps. [914 – 925 mps],
The 50 mm XM913 does not yet have the exact characteristics, but follows the progress in integrating new technical solutions into modern weapon systems and is currently being developed [next generation]It is believed that the 50mm XM913 will have computer control and be electrically operated, double projectile supply, optimized barrel, a double recoil system, link-less, closed bolt operation, etc.
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