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GIAT M693

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GIAT M693 mounted coaxially in an AMX-30 tank - 20x139mm
GIAT F2, chin mounted on Denel Rooivalk - 20x139mm

The M693 (full designation "Canon Mitrailleur 20 mm Modèle 693") is a French 20 mm automatic cannon designed by GIAT (now Nexter Systems). It is used on armored vehicles, aircraft, helicopters and naval vessels and has been exported to many different countries. The M693 features a dual feed system allowing the ammunition type to be changed depending on the target being engaged. A navalized variant known as the F2 is used on ships and is also chin mounted on helicopters. The M693 is a close relative of the GIAT M621, which is a lightweight low recoil variant chambered for the smaller 20x102mm round.

Specifications

  • Type: Automatic gun
  • Calibre: 20x139 mm
  • Bore Length: 70.9 in (180 cm)
  • Capacity: Belt fed, platform dependent capacity (320 for F2 in 15B naval mount, 480 in AMX-30 coaxial mount)
  • Rate of fire: 800 rpm
  • Muzzle velocity: 1050-1250 m/s depending on ammunition type

The GIAT M693 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai mounted on Denel Rooivalk 2003
Blood Diamond F2 version; mounted on MI-24 "Superhind 2006
009-1: The End of the Beginning mounted on "SuperHind Mark V" 2013

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Najica Blitz Tactics Gilda Empire fighters Mounted in AMX-30 main battle tanks 2001
Jormungand F2, chin mounted on Denal Rooivalk 2012
Jormungand: Perfect Order F2, chin mounted on Mi-24 SuperHind Mark V 2012



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