Feature #25735

Alternating Amunition in A-10's GAU-8

Added by TheCapulet over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:Rejected Start date:10/21/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:-
Component: Affected Version:
Close Reason:BIS / Engine problem


"The gun fires a mix of both high explosive incendiary (HEI) and armored piercing incendiary (API) ammunition. The PGU-13/B HEI High Explosive Incendiary round employs a standard M505 fuze and explosive mixture with a body of naturally fragmenting material that is effective against lighter vehicle and material targets. The PGU-14/B API Armor Piercing Incendiary round has a lightweight body which contains a sub-calibre high density penetrator of Depleted Uranium (DU). In addition to its penetrating capability DU is a natural pyrophoric material which enhances the incendiary effects.

A typical combat load for the GAU-8 would include 1,100 rounds of 30mm high explosive or armor piercing ammunition. The 30mm API is mixed with 30mm High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) at the factory and is called Combat Mix Ammunition. The ratio of API to HEI rounds in the Combat Mix is 4:1. Combat mix is a sequential mixture of DU and HEI rounds in which 1 HEI round followed by 4 DU rounds are fired by the AN/GAU-8 gatling gun. DU is the primary munition for the A/OA-10 in a combat environment."

Is this possible?


Updated by Sickboy over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Alternating Amunition in A-10's to Alternating Amunition in A-10's GAU-8

Updated by rocko over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Arma 3

Updated by q1184 over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Close Reason set to BIS / Engine problem

The engine doesn't allow several ammo types in one magazine. Our ammo is configured to have both HE and AP properties.

Updated by Sickboy over 5 years ago

  • Target version deleted (Arma 3)

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