VENOM LR or VENOM ‘Low Recoil’, is a gas operated, electrically primed, self-loading revolver gun. VENOM LR is designed for Remote Weapon Station (RWS) integration, where reduced interface loads permit installation to Light Reconnaissance Vehicles (LRV’s) and fast patrol vessels. (AEI’s ‘VENOM’ 30 mm gun is designed for turret installations; see AEI’s ‘VENOM’ brochure).
VENOM LR with integrated ‘buffer cradle’, interfaces directly to the RWS gimbal elevation driveshaft and yoke arm. Muzzle velocity is enhanced by a lengthened barrel and optimised parabolic rifle twist. An efficient muzzle brake assists recoil retardation and barrel aligned recoil buffers improve weapon accuracy.
With an effective range to 2,000 m, single shot and 230 spm firing modes, motorised cocking and weapon ‘Safeing’, VENOM LR is a highly
price competitive, non-ITAR alternative to the M230LF Chain Gun. VENOM LR fires NATO standard ADEN/DEFA 30×113 mm ammunition including M788 and M789 variants.
VENOM LR is designed and manufactured in the UK by AEI Systems, to aircraft standard quality and precision.
|Gun Type||Revolver gun|
|Calibre:||30 mm x 113 mm|
|Range||2000 m effective|
|3,000 m maximum|
|Rate of fire:||Single shot|
|Muzzle velocity:||765 - 805 m/s|
|Recoil Force:||9 kN max|
|Recoil Force;||7 kN mean|
|Cocking system||Mechanical & electrical|
|Firing sytems||Electrical 28 VDC|
|Gun mass||122 kg|
|Barrel length||1.4 m|
|Overall length||2.04 m|
|Barrel mass||15.3 kg|
|HEI||High explosive incendiary|
|HEIT||High explosive incendiary tracer|
|TPT||Target practice tracer|
|APT||Armour piercing tracer|
|HEDP||High explosive dual purpose|