F-35B 25mm GAU-22 Gun Pod Test

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F-35B BF-01 completes the first ever aircraft-mounted test-fire of the podded GAU-22/A cannon at Pax River.

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  1. pautscw
    pautscw Jul 29, 2016

    So why do we need a gun pod when it is supposed to have an internal gun. Another stop gap.

  2. 4950316
    4950316 Aug 11, 2016

    Testing the gun pod is part of showing that the F-35 can do close air support which I think is a stupid idea. The A-10 is best!

  3. 11VS11
    11VS11 Aug 11, 2016

    So how does the stealth deal work with a gun pod hanging down, seems like it defeats the purpose?

  4. 30623502
    30623502 Aug 11, 2016

    So....that emptied the entire gun. What, it carries 2 seconds of ammo? Little discussed fact as to the actual number of rounds carried. Is that a State Secret? Compare it to the F-4, the F-14, the F-15, the F-16, the F-22, the A-10, the F-105, the F-111 (2,000 !! rds)

  5. reedrogue7
    reedrogue7 Aug 11, 2016

    gun pod on stealth aircraft, what a stupid concept.....

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