In service since the 1980s as an Army weapon, this electrically powered chaingun is now being proposed for a coax installation on the 25 mm Mark 38 Mod 2 platform. This chain gun is an open-bolt design with misfires automatically ejected. Empty cartridges are ejected forward.
|Designation||7.62 mm chaingun Mark 52|
|Ship Class Used On||Surface ships|
|Date Of Design||about 1980 (original design)|
|Date In Service||Proposed for 2015|
(see Note 1)
|30.2 lbs. (13.73 kg)|
|Gun Length oa||37 in (94 cm) with Flash Hider|
|Barrel length||22 in (55.9 cm)|
|Rate of Fire
(see Note 2)
|500 - 600 rounds per minute cyclic|
- Weight includes gun, barrel, short jacket, drive motor and feeder.
- Gun takes 0.15 seconds to spin up to full firing rate.
|Weight of Complete Round||N/A|
|Projectile Types and Weights
|M80 Ball - 147-grain (9.5 g)|
|Bursting Charge||Solid bullet|
|Cartridge||7.62 mm x 51 NATO|
|Muzzle Velocity||2,809 fps (856 mps)|
|Approximate Barrel Life||N/A|
Available rounds include the M80 Ball, M62 Tracer, M276 Dim tracer and the M118 Special Ball (long range).
|Designation||See 25 mm Mark 38 Mod 2 datapge|
|Rate of Elevation|
|Rate of Train|
15 June 2014 - New datapage
10 August 2016 - Converted to HTML 5 format