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    May anyone explain this?

    I do not understand what happened from this story. Would anyone explain it to me?
    https://www.foxnews.com/world/dutch-...gunfire-report

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    The title is misleading. Reporters ! The text says, that the pilot fired his rotary 20mm cannon and damaged it so badly, that the plane was also damaged by fragments.

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    As one can see it starts with a deep dent at the side of the gun that decreases to forward. As it is under the white Arrow and in the line of the gun port/ barrel I can only imagine the 20mm RRR practice rounds or the FAP rounds broke up prematurely. HE rounds would have made a lot of small holes and as far as I know the dutch air force only uses RRR (Reduce Ricochet Risc) practice ammo and FAP ammo these days as this leaves no duds and is less environmetal poluting.
    I doubt if this can be archieced by making a sharp left turn while firing the gun.....
    Not aligning the gun propperly or not tightening the gun in it's frame would be another possibillity.
    Last edited by pzgr40; 9th April 2019 at 03:23 PM.

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    I can't see any damage in that photo. It's possibly a stock photo, not the actual aircraft involved. It may be possible HE rounds exploded close to the aircraft and it picked up shrapnel in the engine intake. Not a very good report.
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    Millsman,

    The damage is shown in the twitter photo in the article, not the main photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glevum View Post
    Millsman,

    The damage is shown in the twitter photo in the article, not the main photo.
    I don't do Twitter or Facebook
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