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GAU-5/A Air Force Survival Kit

“We were asked to design a stand-off weapon that was capable of hitting a man-size target at 200 meters,” Richard Shelton, Chief of the Gunsmith Shop, said in a statement for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Feb. 2020 story on the GAU-5/A. “It disconnects at the upper receiver, is located inside the seat kit [of ACES II ejection seats], and can be put together within 30 seconds if needed.”


Website thedrive.com has a neat little article about the new AF survival rifle and how it is packed, as seen above. Link below if you want to read it all.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32222/this-is-how-the-air-force-gets-its-new-survival-rifle-to-fit-under-an-ejection-seat

1 thought on “GAU-5/A Air Force Survival Kit”

  1. KInda clever. I’m not so sure their camming locks are the best way to hold the barrel/forearm onto the upper, but it is a fast-locking mechanism that is difficult to screw up.

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