- Dec 25, 2015
...And a 30mm cannon (only 45kg to 120kg gun weight increase) ...And laser-guided rockets.
Lch is designed for combat at high altitude and this is why all the unnecessary things are removed to keep it as lightweight as possible .
Replacing 20 mm cannon with 30 mm commons would increase it's weight significantly because you are not only changing it's canon but also it's ammunation .100 30_mm projectiles would be significantly heavier than 100 20-mm projectiles.
Also you need a heavier and stronger base to handle that 30 mm canon and it's recoil.
This is why they designed it with 20 mm conon so that it can fight at higher altitude