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freedom and guns
August 9, 2006, 09:15 PM
A very special Six Minute (wow!) video of a helicopter MINIGUN. The one The only Gau 17!! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5653559422181740400&q=garand&hl=en With night firing:) and bonus article for everyone else http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minigun UPDATE: Get ready!! I found two demo videos from the (possible) manufacturer of the Gau 17! These videos show them being used (against GAS FILLED CARS!!) in twin helo gun pods, With almost all tracers. No ball!!!! It looks like lasers! Call in the clones NOW. (If its really bad we moght have to hire some Mandolorians.) AHHH!! Oh wait, sorry. Video. Got carried away. He he. Anyway its really neat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCnumxfr_YM&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Ev19NsDQ4&mode=related&search=

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Fosbery
August 9, 2006, 09:20 PM
Are those guys not wearing ear protection? :eek:

Joe7cri
August 9, 2006, 09:21 PM
Would love to fire it, but I can't imagine it being that much fun without some good targets. Where are all the Junk Cars and Washing Machines?

qlajlu
August 9, 2006, 09:41 PM
That is awesome. I also wondered about the hearing protection. I have never seen one up close when it was firing and so I was fascinated by the amount of brass flowing out of that gun.

MachIVshooter
August 9, 2006, 09:58 PM
I have never seen one up close when it was firing and so I was fascinated by the amount of brass flowing out of that gun.

They do literally rain empty cases and links. I would sure hate to be underneath one.

Imagine the Metalstorm gun if it fired cased ammunition:what: Brass waterfall!

dev_null
August 9, 2006, 10:50 PM
Awesome.

Looks to me like in-ear plugs rather than muffs.

rangermonroe
August 9, 2006, 11:19 PM
hey do literally rain empty cases and links. I would sure hate to be underneath one.

Yes, they do.

Link does not hurt at all, brass does a little if it hits you just right.

It gets scattered so much, that if you get hit by one piece it is suprising.

ChopperKen
August 9, 2006, 11:35 PM
Dear Santa,
I've been so good this year.....:D

mosttoyswins
August 9, 2006, 11:38 PM
You gotta love a gun with an ignition key.:what:

hankdatank1362
August 9, 2006, 11:43 PM
How much for one? (Hypothetical question, as an AR15 is out of my budget at this point in my life) Also, I am assuming you need a class III liscense. Anything else?

MachIVshooter
August 9, 2006, 11:56 PM
How much for one?

About 5 or 6 years ago, I knew of three for sale by the same owner. $29,000 ea. or $75,000 for all 3. I'm sure they've gone up since then; At the same show, there was an M60 GPMG for sale for $12,995.

10-Ring
August 9, 2006, 11:58 PM
Nice...I want one doesn't even begin to touch it :cool:

Lupinus
August 10, 2006, 12:05 AM
the price of the gun doesn't scare me, feeding the damn thing is another matter :evil:

RNB65
August 10, 2006, 12:06 AM
Ahhhh.... Louie Armstrong.

What a wonderful world, indeed! :D

Psssniper
August 10, 2006, 01:23 AM
my favorite scene in the matrix is when the brass is raining down from the mini in the helo;)

BJPZOO
August 10, 2006, 02:27 AM
Dont those thing fire like 6,000 rounds per min.?????:what:

No_Brakes23
August 10, 2006, 05:21 AM
Dont those thing fire like 6,000 rounds per min.?????

2,000 rounds per minute if you pull one trigger, 4,000 if you pull both.

At least that's what I learned in UH-1N/AH-1W Ordnance school. (Cleaning them is a real PITA.)

Khornet
August 10, 2006, 04:22 PM
not for us single-stage press guys.

Fosbery
August 10, 2006, 04:35 PM
I did consider working out how long you'd have to fire it for, for the cost of the ammunition to outweigh the cost of the gun. But I couldn't be bothered :p

yorick
August 10, 2006, 05:22 PM
I wonder how did they get the footage looking right into the barrels without killing the camera?

http://www.premierloyalty.com/ftp/images/mini-gun.gif

qlajlu
August 10, 2006, 05:39 PM
I wonder how did they get the footage looking right into the barrels without killing the camera?
Very, very carefully I would expect. I was more concerned about the camera man.

EvisceratorSrB
August 10, 2006, 05:52 PM
:D That must have been the most expensive ammo run through ever

MAURICE
August 10, 2006, 09:14 PM
I heard the rounds for the mini gun are electronic ignition. Is that true? If so, do they use a regular primed cartridge? Inform the ignorant!

kengrubb
August 10, 2006, 09:27 PM
I'm reminded of the song "Do You Think There'll Be Hummers In Heaven".

Answer I arrive at is, "Probably, but there better be Mini-Guns!"

Cliff47
August 10, 2006, 10:20 PM
Can you picture that as a turret option on a Hummer? One short burst during the evening commute and traffic would be FUBAR for the rest of the week. Just what you would need to discourage the tailgater (mental image of driver seeing the barrels start spinning in HIS direction). I'm sure the WSP would take a dim view of the hijinks caused by this unit.

kengrubb
August 10, 2006, 10:24 PM
Umm, I was going for a different hummer reference, but that works too.

sacp81170a
August 10, 2006, 10:39 PM
What's the tracer to ball ratio? I'm assuming 1 tracer to 5 ball. Man, that's a heap o' lead. Saw a couple at OFASTS last month. Night fire was AWESOME!

No_Brakes23
August 11, 2006, 03:48 AM
I heard the rounds for the mini gun are electronic ignition. Is that true? If so, do they use a regular primed cartridge? Inform the ignorant!
Not quite. The GAU-17 fires .308/7.62x51 NATO linked ammo. Same ammo as the M60 or M240D/M240G, so far as I know.

A very similar weapon, (Sort of,) also made by GE is the M61A1, which fires electrically primed 20mm rounds. The M61A1 is in the F14 and F/A-18, and is the basis for the CIWS "Phalanx" weapon. A three barreled version of it, the M197 is on the AH-1W Cobra.

A third "Gatling" type gun used by the Marines is the GAU-12 which is a pneumatically fired 25mm gun that is used in the AV-8B Harrier II and the LAV-AD. In the Harrier, the gun is fired by air bled from the 8th stage of the engine.

MAURICE
August 11, 2006, 04:46 AM
No Brakes,
Thanks for clearing up the confusion for me.
Appreciate it.
Maurice

MachIVshooter
August 11, 2006, 11:53 PM
Dont those thing fire like 6,000 rounds per min.?????

Yes, for the standard 7.62mm M134 that we all know and love. IIRC, it is slower for the little 5.56mm model, as well as all the larger ones. I belive the 20mm used in the phalynx systems is 3,000 RPM and the 30mm vulcan is either 3,500 or 3,700 RPM. Not for sure on the others rates of fire, but I know the M134 at 6,000 RPM is the fastest cyclic rate cartridge firing weapon ever fielded by our troops.

Imagine feeding these guns At ~$0.50/ round + links:what:

Good way to drop $100 a second!

Tsonda
August 11, 2006, 11:57 PM
I can't recall what the last one I saw for sale was but I believe it was way north of 30k. I have seen video of one on a hummer and it rocked. As some one who just put away 650 pounds of 7.62 which would feed it for less than 5 minutes I am very impressed. You gotta love this country.

Regards,

James

freedom and guns
August 13, 2006, 06:29 PM
I just updated my first post with two videos of miniguns firing all tracer ammo at GAS SOAKED CARS (yay!) (no ball!!!) from twin helicopter gunpods. Enjoy!:) :) :) :) :neener: YES! YES! YES!

freedom and guns
August 15, 2006, 03:51 PM
These videos are a must see.

Jeff Timm
August 15, 2006, 06:28 PM
Now, if they used 7.62x51 DUPLEX rounds, then you'd have something!

Geoff
Who figures the more the merrier! :what:

panzermk2
August 15, 2006, 06:43 PM
Not quite. The GAU-17 fires .308/7.62x51 NATO linked ammo. Same ammo as the M60 or M240D/M240G, so far as I know.

A very similar weapon, (Sort of,) also made by GE is the M61A1, which fires electrically primed 20mm rounds. The M61A1 is in the F14 and F/A-18, and is the basis for the CIWS "Phalanx" weapon. A three barreled version of it, the M197 is on the AH-1W Cobra.

A third "Gatling" type gun used by the Marines is the GAU-12 which is a pneumatically fired 25mm gun that is used in the AV-8B Harrier II and the LAV-AD. In the Harrier, the gun is fired by air bled from the 8th stage of the engine.

You forgot the MAC daddy of them all the GAU8

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e169/panzermk2/gau8a.jpg

panzermk2
August 15, 2006, 06:50 PM
It smiles for the camera and the BG's die
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e169/panzermk2/a10_17.jpg


http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e169/panzermk2/05.jpg

freedom and guns
August 17, 2006, 02:06 PM
This proves that miniguns rock. (100th post!:neener: )

freedom and guns
August 24, 2006, 12:27 PM
uhh feel free to post. the more you post, the more people see the videos because the thread is higher up on the list.

Roadwild17
August 24, 2006, 12:59 PM
Yall asked for it

http://www.impactguns.com/store/MINIGUN.html

armoredman
August 24, 2006, 01:15 PM
Wow.

freedom and guns
August 28, 2006, 04:00 PM
my jaw just went through the floor.

Harry Paget Flashman
August 28, 2006, 04:07 PM
See attachment44069

freedom and guns
August 28, 2006, 05:51 PM
Its good to know I'm not the only one who likes miniguns. Now for the rest of you watch the videos!!!

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