2A72

30-MM AUTOMATIC CANNON

Multipurpose artillery weapon for combat vehicles. Designed for mounting on the infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled missile-gun systems, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured personnel carriers.
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  • Specifications

Caliber .............................................. 30 mm
Rate of fire ........................................ 350-400 rds./min
Muzzle velocity .................................. 960 m/s
Weight
weapon ........................................... 84 kg
barrel ............................................... 36 kg
round ............................................... 0.858 kg
projectile (APT) .............................. 0.4 kg
  • Minimum gas contamination of the manned compartment

Delayed unlocking due to single-barrel long recoil action and forward case ejection provides for minimum gas contamination of the manned compartment.

  • Accuracy and consistency

The propping elements of the barrel contribute to high accuracy and consistency.

  • Design and operation concepts

Similarity of the combat missions and application conditions of the 2A72 and 2A42 guns determined the uniformity of the implemented engineering solutions: selective feeding, extended barrel, moderate rate of fire, fixed receiver, manual and remote recharge capability, as well as production-friendly design.