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Full Metal Jacket
May 2, 2005, 07:35 PM
I read somewhere that the miniguns such as the ones used on blackhawks and other assault aircraft today use a 7.62mm bullet.
7.62x51mm (.308 win)
May 2, 2005, 07:51 PM
May 2, 2005, 08:40 PM
There is a .50 minigun that is in use by the Colombian air force on their Blackhawks. It has three barrels instead of six. Just some useless trivia for you....
May 2, 2005, 09:44 PM
The Minigun (as trademarked by General Electric) is a six-barreled, 7.62x51mm, powered gatling gun. Like a small version of the Vulcan. 6000RPM max, usually configured for 2000/4000RPM fire rates.
The GECAL (actually an acronym) is an either four- or eight-barreled gatling gun in .50BMG (12.7x99mm), 4000 or 8000RPM max fire rates respectively.
I dunno what the weapon Farley describes is.
May 2, 2005, 11:11 PM
It's a GAU-19/A.
May 3, 2005, 12:19 AM
The use a .308 round. What a ball to shoot. You're really gonna hafta reload A LOT to use this baby. Again, what a ball to shoot.
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