REVIEW NUMBER 5 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q5.
A1 In F/A-18 aircraft, fired projectiles exit the aircraft through the gun blast diffuser
assembly that is located just forward of the cockpit windscreen.
A2. When used on the F/A-18 aircraft, the gun system holds a maximum of 578 rounds.
A3. A rounds limiter, located in the gun compartment, can be preset to limit the total
number of rounds the pilot can fire.
A4. When used on F-14 aircraft, the M61A1 gun system is mounted in the forward
fuselage on the left side of the aircraft.
A5. The maximum capacity of the gun system used on the F-14 aircraft is 676 rounds;
576 rounds in the drum and 100 rounds in the chute.
REVIEW NUMBER 6 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q3.
A1. The breech bolts are changed out when 15,000 rounds have been fired from the
M61A1 gun system.
A2. The overhaul interval for the M61A1 gun is 120,000 rounds.
A3. Scheduled maintenance for the handling and drive system of the LALS should be
done when the gun has fired 30,000 rounds.
REVIEW NUMBER 7 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q3.
A1. If a checkoff list is to be used during an operation, it must be read to all personnel
who will take part in the operation.
A2. To prevent explosive primers on gun ammunition from being exposed to static
electricity, make sure that the primer button of the ammunition doesn't come into
contact with the human body.
A3. A hazardous condition exists if a gun malfunctions and there is anything in line
with the gun muzzle.