Sharp Shooting Analysis (F-35 Ammo)

F-35 Armament, fuel tanks, internal and external hardpoints, loadouts, and other stores.
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Unread post26 Apr 2015, 13:42

Yes and yes, although it's maneuverability would be limited - rather than having to point the nose directly on the enemy you could probably hit targets within a ~30 degree angle off bore.
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Unread post26 Apr 2015, 14:49

Dragon029 wrote:Yes and yes, although it's maneuverability would be limited - rather than having to point the nose directly on the enemy you could probably hit targets within a ~30 degree angle off bore.

30 degree is too big , probably 2-3 degree maximum
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Unread post27 Apr 2015, 16:06

2-3 deg is HUGE! That would take a lot of the fine tracking requirements out of the equation and would allow a passing snapshot to land 2-4 center of mass hits.
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Unread post01 May 2015, 08:56

KamenRiderBlade wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoOaJclkSZg

Updated EXACTO test firings


It would be cool to see that applied to the 25mm ammo for the F-35 :D . It would be too cost prohibitive though :(
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Unread post01 May 2015, 16:16

charlielima223 wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoOaJclkSZg

Updated EXACTO test firings


It would be cool to see that applied to the 25mm ammo for the F-35 :D . It would be too cost prohibitive though :(


I agree, it would be too expensive to be used as regular ammo.

This sounds like it's better used in sniper rifles / man portable systems.
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Unread post10 Dec 2017, 04:10

Was searching the forum about the gunpod, and came across this old thread.

Has anyone heard the status of the APEX ammunition (PGU-48 APEX or PGU-47, not sure which)?

I thought I had ready it was good-to-go for the European users of the F-35, but the US was going with either FAP or PELE. Then I seem to recall Bogden saying something that didn't sound promising vis-a-vis the APEX ammunition.
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