The Vulcan Gun is among one of most common armaments that appears in the Gundam meta-series.
A machine gun equipped on MS or fighter aircraft. It has a single barrel but multiple chambers, and the warhead and liquid explosive are fed separately into the rotating chambers and fired. 60mm caliber is common for MS. In the RGM series, two guns are mounted on the head, as in the RX series machines. However, due to limited ammunition, they can only fire continuous for less than a minute. As an anti-MS firearm, it is weak in power and has low accuracy. It is used for close-quarter defense, to intercept enemy missiles/units, as warning shots, and to destroy lightly armored targets.
Notes & Trivia
- In the real world, the term Vulcan was originally coined by General Electric for their electric-powered rotary cannon. However, it has since become slang for any rotary cannon regardless of manufacturer.