Fighter Firepower Chart

Here are plots of the total weight of fire, total muzzle power, and total number of rounds fired per second for a number of fighter aircraft. See the WWII fighters page for a discussion of these parameters.

The four horizontal lines in each plot represent the firepower of eight Browning .303 guns, six Browning .50 guns, four 20mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, and finally two 30mm MK 108 cannon.

You can manipulate the chart:

Known problems:


Weight of fire

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This is a chart of the total fired weight per second vs. the year of production of fighters.


Muzzle power

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Here is an other parameter, total muzzle power in kilowatt.


Rounds per second

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And finally, the number of rounds fired per second.


Materials

Here is the source code for the applet, the data plotting class, a national symbols drawing class, an auxiliary math class, and the data file that is read by the applet.


Next: Ballistics

© 1998-1999
Emmanuel Gustin
gustin@uia.ua.ac.be

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WWII Fighters Analysis Firing Up Big Guns
Fighter Armour Bomber's Defense Postscript Korean War Fighters
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