Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2

The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 (ГШ-30-2) or GSh-2-30 is a Soviet dual-barrel autocannon developed for use on certain ground attack military aircraft and helicopters.

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2
TypeDual-barrel aircraft autocannon
Service history
In service1981-present
Production history
Mass105 kilograms (231 lb)
Length2,044 millimetres (6.706 ft)

ActionRecoil operated
Rate of fire1,000-3,000 rpm
Muzzle velocity870 m/s (2,850 ft/s)
Maximum firing range~1,800m

The cannon is not related to the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1, but is a recoil-operated cannon using the Gast principle, like the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L.

The GSh-30-2 was designed for the Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack plane and can also be carried in external gun pods. It measures 2,044 × 222 × 195 mm, with a barrel length of 1500 mm and a weight of 105 kg. The GSh-30K is a modified version with 2400 mm long water-cooled barrels, a variable rate of fire, and dimensions of 2,944 × 222 × 195 mm. It is used on a fixed mounting on late model Mi-24 helicopters, e.g. the Mi-24P.


  • GSh-30-2
  • GSh-30-2K

Specifications (GSh-30-2)

Specifications (GSh-30-2K)

See also


  • Koll, Christian (2009). Soviet Cannon: A Comprehensive Study of Soviet Arms and Ammunition in Calibres 12.7mm to 57mm. Austria: Koll. p. 303. ISBN 978-3-200-01445-9.


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