35mm Cannon Story continues:
35mm Revolver Cannon
Our story for 35mm cannon continues with Rheinmetall's - formerly Oerlikon's - 35/1000 Revolver gun.
This gun is mainly used for air defense. THe interesting feature is the Revolver principle:
In most simple terms the principle is basically the same as your old Six Shooter.
The cylinder including the chambers - aka revolver- rotates counter-clock wise, the chamber at 6 o'clock position lines up with the barrel. 35/1000 cannon has 4 chambers in the revolver as shown above.
Another image showing the principle:
The 35/1000 cannon is gas operated with a rate of fire of 1.000 rounds per minute!
35/1000 gun chambers 35x228mm ammunition and uses linkless ammunition.
The gun is the business end of the German SkyShield C-RAM (Counter Rocket/Artillery/Mortar) system.
35/1000 gun in the SkyShield Remote Turret has been integrated on a Piranha III, Piranha IV, Boxer vehicles as a mobile air defense vehicle solution.