The 30mm M230LF is a more capable version of the 30mm cannon featured on the Apache helicopter and is a member of the Chain Gun® family of externally powered, combat-reliable conventional automatic weapons. The gun is effective, lightweight and easy to maintain and has multi-role, multi-target system capability.
The M230LF boasts a DC drive motor with a firing rate of 200 rounds per minute. Other features include an anti-hangfire system, an extended-length barrel for enhanced muzzle velocity and a de-linking feeder that allows the use of linked ammunition. The M230LF is ideal for use on ground vehicles and patrol boats.
The gun has a reliability of 22,000 mean rounds between failure. It fires M789 HEDP, M788 TP and NATO standard 30 mm ADEN/DEFA ammunition.
|Ground Vehicle||6,300 lb||28,022 N|
|Naval||1,650 lb||7,339 N|
|Receiver||76 lb||34.5 kg|
|Feeder||39 lb||17.7 kg|
|Barrel||45 lb||20.4 kg|
|Total||160 lb||72.6 kg|
|Rate of Fire:||Cyclic, 200 rounds per minute|
|Power Required||1 horsepower|
|Clearing Method||Cook off safe, open bolt|
|Safety||Absolute hangfire protection|
*Includes gun barrel, drive motor, recoil system and integral dual feeder
30mm M230LF Chain Gun data sheet