Canon

GAU-53 70mm rotary cannon

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GAU-53 70mm medium-bore heavy rotary cannon
Close up of a Pelican Gunship's Gimbal.
Production overview

Type:

Rotary machine gun

Specifications

Ammunition type:

70mm ammunition

 

The GAU/53 70mm medium bore heavy rotary cannon (MBHRC) is an anti-personnel/vehicle, triple-barrelled weapon in service with the United Nations Space Command.[1]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The GAU/53 is a triple-barrelled rotary cannon, capable of firing a fully-automatic barrage of 70mm ammunition.[2]

Usage[edit]

Two of these autocannons are mounted below the nose of the D79-TC Pelican and its gunship variant[3][4], and the D81WP Condor.[5] However, unlike the standard class, the Pelican gunship variant is only armed with one mounted autocannon.[2] The autocannons are mounted on a gimble on the Pelicans to allow them to rotate with ease.[6]

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, chapter Vehicles, page 112-113
  2. ^ a b Halo 4, G79H-TC Pelican in-game unit
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Halo 4 Interactive Guide - Vehicles: Pelican (Retrieved on May 1, 2013) [local archive] [external archive]
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, Pelican (Retrieved on Jun 30, 2021) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint, Condor (Retrieved on Jun 30, 2021) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint, Halo 4 Weapon and Vehicle Renders (Retrieved on Jul 20, 2014)