Autocannon, Cannon
Large-calibre (generally 20-40 mm) self-aiming rapid-firing kinetic weapon fixed to armored vehicles, gunships, or Mecha.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 03 November 2001.