Aeronautical M08 pod with 12.7x108mm M87 machinegun is used for the armament of light piston/propeller training aircraft. It is mounted on under-wing supports. This kind of aeronautical weaponry is primarily intended for close fire support in anti-terrorist and anti-riot missions, as well as in territory surveillance and border protection tasks. The machinegun is efficient against unarmored vehicles and troops in unfortified facilities.
This family of ammunition was designed within new generation medium-calibre cannon-based weapon systems used in IFVs/APCs, self-propelled AD systems, as well as in attack helicopters. 2A42 cannon is a part of armament system of Russian BMP-2, BMD-3 IFVs and Ka-50 and Mi-28 attack helicopters. 2A72 cannon is a part of armament system of Russian highly advanced BMP-3 IFV, as well as a part of armament system of the KLIVER turret, designed for mounting on the old-design IFVs and APCs.
The M09 rear doorway-mounted manually-controlled 20 mm gun is consisting of cradle-mounted 20 x 110 mm M55 (HS 804) automatic cannon on rear doorwey mount and manually controlled by operator by cradle – mounted integrated FCS. Weapon is feeded by belt-feeded from ammunition box. The main techical data: • Dimensions of the pod ~500x500x3000 mm • Type of fire short burst, 5 rounds L ong burst, 9 rounds Continuous firing