aircraft automatic cannon

aircraft automatic cannon
авиационная автоматическая пушка

Englsh-Russian aviation and space dictionary. - M.: Military publishing house USSR Ministry of Defence. . 1974.

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  • Vulcan automatic cannon — ▪ weapon       20 millimetre (0.8 inch) weapon capable of firing at a rate of up to 7,200 rounds per minute. Such extremely rapid fire is thought necessary in combat between supersonic aircraft, for a target may only be in the gunsight for a… …   Universalium

  • cannon — /kan euhn/, n., pl. cannons, (esp. collectively) cannon, v. n. 1. a mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles; a gun, howitzer, or mortar. 2. Brit. Mach. quill (def. 10). 3. Armor. a cylindrical or semicylindrical piece of plate armor for the… …   Universalium

  • Cannon — /kan euhn/, n. 1. Annie Jump /jump/, 1863 1941, U.S. astronomer. 2. Joseph Gurney /gerr nee/, ( Uncle Joe ), 1836 1926, U.S. politician and legislator. * * * Long range artillery piece, as distinguished from other big guns such as the howitzer or …   Universalium

  • cannon — [kan′ən] n. pl. cannons or cannon [ME & OFr canon < It cannone < canna: see CANE; in CANNON n. 5 & vt. 2, vi. 2, altered < CAROM] 1. a) a large, mounted piece of …   English World dictionary

  • cannon — ► NOUN (pl. usu. same) 1) a large, heavy piece of artillery formerly used in warfare. 2) an automatic heavy gun that fires shells from an aircraft or tank. ► VERB chiefly Brit. (cannon into/off) ▪ collide with forcefully or at an angle. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • Cannon — A cannon is a type of artillery, usually large and tubular, that uses gunpowder or other explosive based propellants to launch a projectile over a distance. Cannon vary in caliber, range, mobility, rate of fire, angle of fire, and firepower;… …   Wikipedia

  • Aircraft of the Battle of Britain — The Battle of Britain (German: [ um England Luftschlacht um England ] ) was an effort by the German Luftwaffe during during the summer and autumn, 1940 to gain air superiority over the United Kingdom in… …   Wikipedia

  • cannon — n. & v. n. 1 hist. (pl. same) a large heavy gun installed on a carriage or mounting. 2 an automatic aircraft gun firing shells. 3 Billiards the hitting of two balls successively by the cue ball. 4 Mech. a hollow cylinder moving independently on a …   Useful english dictionary

  • cannon — [[t]kæ̱nən[/t]] cannons, cannoning, cannoned 1) N COUNT A cannon is a large gun, usually on wheels, which used to be used in battles. 2) N COUNT A cannon is a heavy automatic gun, especially one that is fired from an aircraft. 3) VERB If one… …   English dictionary

  • cannon — I. noun (plural cannons or cannon) Etymology: Middle English canon, from Anglo French, from Old Italian cannone, literally, large tube, augmentative of canna reed, tube, from Latin, cane, reed more at cane Date: 15th century 1. plural usually… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cannon — noun 1》 (plural usu. same) a large, heavy piece of artillery formerly used in warfare.     ↘an automatic heavy gun that fires shells from an aircraft or tank. 2》 Billiards & Snooker, chiefly Brit. a stroke in which the cue ball strikes two balls… …   English new terms dictionary

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