Type 23L (23 mm)
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The first purpose-built attack helicopter used by the Mainland Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force, the Z-10 "Fierce Thunderbolt" is designed to be modular and as a result, it has two choices for a nose-mounted cannon. The first is a copy of the American M242 Bushmaster Mainland China previously used on their Type 85 Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The second gun, and the one that appears in game is the Type 23L. A mostly domestic design, the Type 23L is based on the Soviet GSh-23L which Mainland China reverse-engineered and adopted as the Type 23-3. The gun is not actually a Type 23-3 or a variant, but a domestic chain-gun design using the same cartridge.
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|China aircraft cannons|
|23 mm||Type 23-1 · Type 23-2K · Type 23-3 · Type 23L|
|30 mm||Type 30-1|
|20 mm||AN/M2 (USA) · B-20E (USSR) · Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Ho-3 (Japan) · Ho-5 (Japan)|
|M39A1 (USA) · M39A2 (USA) · M39A3 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)|
|23 mm||NR-23 (USSR) · NS-23 (USSR) · NS-23K (USSR)|
|30 mm||GAU-13/A (USA)|
|37 mm||Ho-203 (Japan) · N-37D (USSR)|