10,000 RPM Cannon Is Insane
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You’ve seen rotary cannons that can reach 6,000 rpm like the M61 Vulcan. But have you ever seen a rotary cannon that can fire 10,000 rounds per minute?
The AK-630M, a Russian close-in weapon system from the 1970s, is a fully automatic naval rotary cannon that can fire between 5,000 and 10,000 rpm. The “630” designation comes from its 6-barrel and 30mm caliber configuration.
It is mounted in a turret and is directed by the MR-123 radar, employed against ships, coastal targets, and floating mines. To achieve 10,000 rpm, this cannon stacks the two turrets on top of each other.
Unsurprisingly, these machines were rapidly adopted in every new Russian warship – with larger ships carrying up to 8 units! So what does a 10,000 RPM cannon look like? Check it out below!