Our new bi-monthly series, examining in depth an aspect of aviation technology or tactics. This time our subject is the Vulcan rotary aircraft cannon




The desire to achieve effective firepower in aerial combat has always been challenged by the requirement of delivering the critical weight of fire onto the target in fleeting, threedimensional, dynamic combat. By the end of World War Two it was clear that a new solution was required for ranging still higher volumes of fire in ever briefer ‘ontarget’ opportunities.

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