Flying down the range corridor with guns armed !
Guns Blazing! If the audio timing is right you’ll hear the gun sound
The beauty of watching the Axalp airshow is that it takes place at the Ebenfluh firing range which allows you to see and hear live firing. Mounted in the nose of each F/A-18, is General Electric's 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan six-barrel rotary cannon.
Two of the four targets (#1 and 4) are situated only about 250 meters below the spectators. Seeing and hearing those attack flights of each individual fighter hitting their targets close-up is an awesome experience.
Aircraft fly through the gap between the control tower and the Tshingle, firing 20mm rounds at a pair of targets.During this time the path between the two locations is closed for safety reasons.
In the nose of the F/A-18 Hornet is an M61 Vulcan 20 mm cannon,a six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style gun with an extremely high rate of fire.
M61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon is capable of shooting 6000rds/min
For those who make the assent, they are rewarded with some of the best aviation photography available, second only to the back seat of another jet.
Yes ,there are trees down there…….. and a lake !
Conditions were perfect to see many subsonic condensation clouds forming around the aircraft
Subsonic condensation cloud formation demonstrating the “ Prandtl-Glauert Singularity”
Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet provided the “Shot Of The Day”! END Click to eject