Available for military sales only.
- Caliber: .50 cal & 3 x 2.75"/70mm rockets
- Mag Capacity: 250 Rd.
- Weight (empty): 212 lb.
- Weight (loaded): 351 lb.
- Height: 17.1"
- Length: 76.4"
- Rate of Fire: 950 - 1,100 RPM
Pods accept one FN® M3P .50-caliber machine gun
Three 2.75/70mm air-to-ground rocket tubes
Soft mount and elastic cradle reduce weapon firing vibration and shock
Recocking device and round counter on pilot’s firing control panel
Pod is capable of emergency jettison from the aircraft
Firing solenoid as well as safety and cocking device
.70 Mach capability
Adaptability to various combat situations
Specific control panel
The design guarantees smooth movement of the ammunition belt with no risk of jamming or fouling because of aircraft maneuvers or acceleration.
The recoil forces that occur when the weapon is fired can be a source of structural fatigue on the carrier aircraft and can also reduce the precision of the gun. In FN’s pod, the machine gun is fitted on a soft mount that absorbs the recoil forces.
An elevation and azimuth adjustment device enables the gun to match the carrier aircraft’s optical sighting line.
This system incorporates safety mechanisms in the recocking device so that there are no chambered rounds until the system is engaged to fire. The machine gun can always be recocked in flight without limitation.