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(30-07-2021) AV-8A, AV-8C, Harrier GR.1, Harrier GR.3 Incorrect ammo capacity


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Vehicle: AV-8A, AV-8C, Harrier GR.1, Harrier GR.3



All harriers in War Thunder has two ADEN Mk.4 for fixed armament, and ammo capacity per gun is 200 rounds (400 rounds total).


However historical ammo capacity of ADEN gun pods for harriers are 130 rounds per gun, 260 rounds total.




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Two non-jettisonable 30 mm gun pods may be installed on the lower sides of the aircraft fuselage. Each gun pod may be loaded with 130 rounds of ammunition and utilized for air-to-ground or air-to-air gunnery.

NAVAIR 01-AV8A-1 NATOPS Flight Manual Navy Aircraft AV-8A Aircraft, McDonnel Aircraft N00019-71-C-0495 dated 1 January 1973 (Change 2 - 15 October 1973), Section VIII, 8-1



No fixed gun armament was envisaged, but provision was made for two 30mm Aden cannon with 130 rounds per gun, housed in under-fuselage gunpods, aerodynamically designed to improve airflow in the hover.

Harrier (Aircraft Illustrated Special series) by Denis J. Calvert, page 9



Two under-fuselage mounted Aden 30mm gun pods, with 130 rounds each, gave the Harrier the fire power needed for ground support and attack missions.

Harrier in Action - Aircraft No.58 by Don Linn and Don Greer, page 9

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