The Marines just released some footage of a GAU-17 Vulcan minigun clocking in in the course of a current reside-fire workout and it virtually tends to make you really feel undesirable for the target.
Created initially by Basic Electric in the early 1960s, the electrically-driven Gatling-kind Vulcan cannon program has been utilized in a wide series of calibers from five.56mm all the way up to the downright beefy 37mm Vigilante program we have covered in the previous. The above GAU-17 is the 7.62x51mm NATO model utilized by the Marines, in this case from the side of a UH-1Y Venom (Super Huey) against a simulated little boat threat.
Basically the similar gun is utilized across the DOD designated M134/XM196 by the Army and GAU-two/A by the Air Force. Distinctive strokes for distinctive people.
For some a lot more dramatic footage, verify out the beneath from minigun maker Dillion Aero, exactly where they use an M134D to stitch up a propane tank beneath the gaze of a higher-speed camera set to a soft metal soundtrack.