AE20-VM2 Vehicle Weapon Mount

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The AE20-VM2 is a lightweight all Aluminium vehicle weapon mount for the 20 mm HS804 gun. The mount accepts AEI’s RH & LH drum belt feed mechanisms and flexi-chute for prolonged target engagements. The mount also accepts AEI’s lower profile ‘flat’ belt feed mechanism and can simply revert to receive AEI’s linkless feed drum magazine associated with the AE20-NM naval mount. The cradle is spring loaded to assist the operator engage elevated targets and balance the gun horizontally whilst vehicle trundling. The weapon mount can be readily fitted to the vehicle slewing ring, roof, bulkhead or pedestal. The ammunition feed tank can be mounted to suit individual vehicle installations and linked to the mount with AEI’s flexi-chute.

Product support

This rugged combination is backed by fast and efficient worldwide spares support from the substantial stocks held at AEI. A continuous development and production programme ensures product quality in accordance with AEI’s ISO 9001:2008 quality approval. AEI offers customers full in country/on ship installation, servicing and personnel training. Customers can also send their AE20 VM mounts and HS804 Cannon to AEI’s Ascot facility in the UK for repair/refurbishment.

Data specification
Cannon Type HS 804
Calibre:20 mm
Rate of fire:620 to 720 rpm
Muzzle velocity:835 m/s (2,740 ft/s)
Range (max)5,700 m (6,234 yds)
Range (Effective)2000 m (2,187 yds)
Recoil force (max):4.5 kN (1,012 lbf)
Recoil force (mean):1.6 kN (369 lbf)
Weight of cannon (less magazine):42.8 kgf (94.4 lbf)
AE20-VM2
Traverse arc:360° with optional adjustable safety arc stops
Elevation arc:-15° to +58°
Swept radius:1.68 m (66 ins) at 0° elevation
Height:540 mm; base to barrel centreline
Weight (Less gun & ammunition)75 kgf (165 lbf)
Ammunition
TP & TP-TTarget practice (+ Tracer)
HE & HE-THigh explosive (+ Tracer)
HEI & HEI-THigh explosive incendiary (+ Tracer)
AP & AP-TArmour piercing (+ Tracer)
API & API-TArmour piercing incendiary (+ Tracer)
Training and Elevation

Manual by means of hand grips and optional hardness.

Firing mechanism

Mechanical with selector for single shot, automatic and safe.

Gun sight

NATO / Picatinny Rail for user preference sight attachment

Data sheet

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