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The Romanian A436M towed AA system carries two cannonsthat also use this caliber. The A436M consists of a four wheel carriagewith the guns and a shield and weights 3,46 tons without ammunitionload, it is served by 5 crewmen. Elevation is -5 to +85° andtraverse 360°, cartridges are fed in 30 round magazines. Thecannons have a selective fire rate of 100,250 or 500 rounds per minute each and a maximum range of 3500m altitudeinAA role and are effective aginst unprotected ground targets up to2000m.
These cannons are still in use today in a radar guided, all weather lowlevel air defence system marketed by Army Export Romania. Beside theA436M guns, Swiss 35mm Oerlikon cannons may be used as well; the systemalso consists of the SHORAR-TCP search and acquisitation radar as wellas the GUN*STARfire control unit and a A95 SAM unit. The A436 is also referred to astowedAA gun 2x30 Md 80.
Romanian ammunition is quite different from the Russian origin roundsand is carrying an additional "R" behind the ammunition code:
- The OR-83R is a HE-T projectile weightiiing 360g, it is filled withA-IX-2 high explosive and carries the MG-30 nose fuze. The projectileis 135mmlong and tracer burning time a minimum of 9 seconds. Muzzle velocity is1050m/s, the round weights 1076g in total.
- The BZR-83R is a API-T projectile weighhhting 360g, it is 119mm longand tracer burning time a minimum of 4 seconds. This projectile is nota empty casing with a screwed-on breaker point like the Russian AP-Tprojectiles. It consists of a short-pointed solid shot with rear tracercavity and has a long ballistic cap probably incendiary filled. Muzzlevelocity is 1050m/s, the round weights 1073g in total. The projectileis able to penetrate 20mm of armour at 1000m distance.
Interesting to note that Romania also produces this caliber accordingto original Russian specifications for their Naval AA guns NN-30 andAK-230!
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The AK-306 was developed from the cannon describedbefore, its weight and rate of fire were considerably reduced. ItsAO-18L cannon hasno cooling system but can fire all 500 rounds from its magazine in asingleburst. Improved versions AK-306-01 and -02 have an aditional ammunitionbeltof 1000 rounds, the third version -03 has again only the basic 500roundmagazine. The cannons are guided by the MR-123 fire control system aswell,
elevation and traverse is the same as for the AK-630 gun.