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Machine Gun, High Rate, Caliber 7.62-mm, M134
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Dillon Aero's M134D-H (H for Hybrid) combines the titanium an skeletised pairts that war ingineered for uise in the M134D-T minigun wi the steel hoosin o the previous M134D.
TeepRotary machine gun
Place o oreeginUnitit States
Service history
In service1963–present
WarsVietnam War, Third Indocheenae War, Unitit States invasion o Grenada, Unitit States invasion o Panama, Soviet War in Afghanistan, Gulf War, Operation Restore Hope, War in Afghanistan (2001–present),[1] Iraq War
Production history
DesignerGeneral Electric
Designed1960
ManufacturerGeneral Electric, Dillon Aero, Garwood Industries, Profense
Produced1962–present
Specifications
Wecht85 lb (39 kg) (41 lb (19 kg) lightweight mod.)
Lenth801.6 mm (31.56 in)
Baurel lenth558.8 mm (22.00 in)

Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO
Calibre7.62 mm (0.308 in)
Baurels6
ActionElectrically driven rotary breech
Rate o fireVariable, 2,000–6,000 rpm
Muzzle velocity2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)
Maximum firin range3,280 ft (1,000 m, 1,093 yd)
Feed seestemCairtridge on disintegratin airtin belt or linkless feed; dependent on installation [500-5,000-roond belt]
SichtsDependent on installation; nae fixed sichts

The M134 Minigun is a 7.62×51mm NATO, six-baurel rotary machine gun wi a heich rate o fire (2,000 tae 6,000 roonds per meenit) that can an aw fire at a heich susteened rate.[2] The "Mini" in the name is in comparison tae lairger calibre designs that uise a rotary baurel design, sic as General Electric's earlier 20-millimeter M61 Vulcan, an "gun" for the uise o rifle calibre bullets as opponed tae autocannon shells.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "M134 Minigun fun in Afghanistan". 30 March 2014 – via YouTube. 
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLEGE7k9FD4 US Military M134D Gatling Machine Gun