M134 Minigun  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1963
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: GAU-17, GAU-2, M134D, XM196 and XM214 Microgun
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Electric
Parent System: M134 Minigun
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1963
Total Production: ?
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Description: The General Electric M134 Minigun is a 7.62x51mm, six-barrel rotary machine gun intended for use by the infantrymen offering a maximum rate of fire between 2,000 and 6,000 rounds per minute. The gun is fed by a magazine belt with 500 to 5,000 rounds depending on the Minigun configuration. It was developed as a scaled down version of the M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon and can be integrated on a wide range of platforms such as ground vehicles, helicopters and surface crafts. The US Army has fielded the Minigun in M134 variant while the US Navy and US Air Force fielded the GAU-17 and GAU-2 variants respectively. The XM196 was a further development intended for the AH-56 helicopter and the XM214 Microgun was a scaled down version featuring 5.56x45mm ammunition. The M134 Minigun rotary machine gun was introduced by the United States (US) in 1963 and since then has been employed in many conflicts by US and allied forces.

M134 Minigun Specifications

Caliber Multiple: 51
Magazine Capacity: 5,000
Number of Barrels: 6
Barrel Length: 558 millimeter (22.0 inch)
Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
Length: 801 millimeter (31.5 inch)
Max Range: 1,000 meter (0.62 mile)
Max Rate of Fire: 6,000 roundperminute
Muzzle Velocity: 853 mps (2.57 mach)
Weight: 39 kilogram (86 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M134 Minigun News

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