|I watched a TV program last night on BBC1, "Shipmates", which is basically about life in the RN, and especially follows the deployment of HMS Chatham (Batch 3 Type 22) to the Gulf, late last year/early this year.(yeah, I know, I'm an anchor faced B****d)
One thing caught my eye that I was unaware of.
The Chatham seemed to be fitted with a Vulcan 20mm gun? (Not the Phalanx CIWS, but "hand operated" minigun type thing.(I think they may be called Sea Vulcans, and are fitted to Japanese Mine Countermeasure vessels, and Israeli Saar's, among others)
I had no idea the RN had started fitting these?
Does anyone have any info on whether this is just a trial, or have they been widely distributed to the fleet?
Any info (or thoughts/comments) would be appreciated.