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GE Minigun photo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by benEzra, Aug 29, 2005.

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  1. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    Many years ago, someone gave my dad a print of a GE promo photo taken of a GE minigun with the barrels glowing after a 3000-round burst. Written on the back of the photo is "25mm" and "3600 rpm". I dug it up this evening and scanned it. Enjoy!
     

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  2. Fly320s

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    Thanks, Ben.

    I lost that MiniGun at Disney World a few years ago. Just wrap it up and drop it in the mail for me. :D
     
  3. Exposure

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    Good Lord! That looks to be on an indoor range no less!!!!! Can you imagine what that would have sounded like to be anywhere near that monster on a test like that??????

    Thanks for the awesome picture, that is just too cool. :cool:
     
  4. Sheldon J

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    Dillon has a video called "Fire storm in the desert" shows just this type of thing I WANT ONE!!! :p
     
  5. model 649

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    WOW!! I take it those barrels are now scrap? BTW, why are those called "miniguns", anyway?
    Josh
     
  6. Charles S

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    Very cool.

    Charles
     
  7. C96

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    Looks a little small for a 25mm, maybe a .30 cal ? Of course if that is what it
    says on the back ?

    Great photo, thanks for sharing.

    allan
     
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    Break out the marshmallows!

    :D
     
  9. Bulldozer

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    That Mini-Gun in the picture has six barrels. The 25mm Mini-Gun is a five-barrelled affair. Perhaps it is a 20mm, or 7.62mm?
     
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    ...must touch...
     
  11. Taurus 66

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    Wow! Keep spinning it after it uses up the rounds. This will cool it down faster. ;)
     
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    I'd guess, based on the use of the word 'minigun' -- and the apparent size of the barrels -- that this is a 7.62mm and not a 25mm.
     
  13. RyanM

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    7.62mm, 25mm, whatever. Getting hit 3000 times will kill you just as dead! :neener:
     
  14. benEzra

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    It looks like 7.62mm to me (compare the size to the electrical outlets and such on the wall behind the gun). The stuff written on the back was in my dad's handwriting, so I think whoever gave him the photo probably told him wrong.

    Isn't the 7.62mm minigun the one that's fitted to some specops helicopters?
     
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    My favorite t-shirt.

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    Is it bad that as soon as I clicked, I began giggling rather stupidly? :eek: :p :D
     
  17. Kharn

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    I think they degraded the expected serviceable life of the barrels with that burst. :evil:

    Kharn
     
  18. middy

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    GE "We bring death to bad things!"
     
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    How do I get to work there? :evil:
     
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    ^^^
    Move to China.
     
  21. PvtPyle

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    Thats the M134, 7.62X51 minigun. They are not even considered to be hot until they have fired 900rds. And a 3000rd burst can be fired without any real negative effects to the gun or barrels. They feed from mostly 3000rd hoppers.
     
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    My dad retired from GE. I wonder what sort of employee discount he could wrangle?
     
  23. Bart Noir

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    It's not a GE product.....

    ....anymore. Dillon (Dillon Aerospace?) bought up the product; lock, stock, and 6-barrels. That's why it is even listed as a Dillon product in Janes reference books.

    Bart Noir
     
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    that's one thing i would NOT have expected General Electric to make! i thought they did, like, electrical-related stuff?

    but damn - that's one HOT barrel! (barrels, really.)
    ~TMM
     
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    Its Called a mini gun because it is a scaled down verision of the Vulcan cannon. I don't know the designation off hand but I think it was 30mm.
     
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