Friday, April 18, 2014
The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. The gun fires at 3,000 rounds per minute in short bursts of 10, 30, 60, or 100 rounds and  it can fire in continuous fire mode at a rate of 1,000 rounds per minute.

VADS Generals Specifications

Manufacturer: General Electric Company, USA
Model: M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS)
Crewmember: 4
Length: 15.94 ft
Width: 8.86 ft
Height: 9.58 ft
Weight: 27,542 lbs
Power plant: 1 x General Motors 6V53 6-cylinder 2-cycle diesel developing 212hp @ 2,800rpm
Maximum Speed: 40mph
Maximum Range: 298 miles
Armament: 1 x 20mm Gatling Gun
Ammunition: 2,100 x 20mm ammunition

Watch The Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Video Demonstration


  1. This is not a self-propelled Vulcan ADA weapon. It is the Towed version.