20MM MARK 4 GUN POD 250,000 ROUND RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
HUGHES TOOL CO CULVER CITY CA
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Flight Tests during the past year proved the Mark 4 Mod 0 Gun Pod to be a versatile and most effective air to ground weapon. Approximately 250,000 rounds were fired from 27 January 1963 through 2 February 1964 to prove the capabilities of the weapon system and to improve the reliability of the gun pod. This firing was divided into four categories, namely Three-pod flight demonstration on the A4 aircraft, competitive evaluation on the F-100 aircraft, reliability development and R and D firing. A plot is given of the total rounds fired during the past year.