The M61 Vulcan Cockpit Sound is a sound of gatling-style rotary cannon firing from the airplane cockpit. For instance, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet use it. It fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate (typically 6,000 rounds per minute). The M61 and its derivatives have been the principal cannon armament of United States for fifty years.
Each of the cannon’s six barrels fires once in turn during each revolution of the barrel cluster. The multiple barrels provide both a very high rate of fire (around 100 rounds per second). And contribute to prolonged weapon life by minimizing barrel erosion and heat generation. Most aircraft versions of the M61 are hydraulically driven and electrically primed. A hydraulic drive motor through a system of flexible drive shafts rotate the gun rotor, barrel assembly and ammunition feed system.
The M61 Vulcan Cockpit sound consists of the firing start sound – [START] file, [LOOP] audio file 10 seconds long and the ending file – [END], which should be played at the end of the shooting. The Aircraft Weapons SFX Library includes 51 audio files.