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The legendary electric powered minigun makes its comeback better than ever. Completely rehauled design and new production parts makes all minigun collectors drool with excitement. This limited production item is bound to sell out soon so move quickly to secure yours. First-come first-served.
Made in Japan
Operating principle: Battery powered electric six-barreled machine gun. Fires 6mm BBs.
Availability: Limited item. Available only through special order.
This reproduction Minigun has been designed to work just like the real gun by rotating, loading, cocking and firing using electric power achieving incredible 3000 rounds per minute rate of fire. Due to technical requirements the earlier version made few decades ago could not meet this real gun features but this time the mechanism has been improved massively. Reliability and durability of the internal mechanism has been improved.
The price of this new M134 Minigun model has been reduced which is great news to all collectors.
Capacity: 3000 BB
Real M134 Minigun in Vietnam
In the 1960s, the US military began exploring modern variants of the electric-powered, rotating barrel Gatling gun-style weapons for use in the Vietnam War. The US forces in Vietnam, which used helicopters as one of the primary means of transporting soldiers and equipment through the dense jungle, found that the thin-skinned helicopters were very vulnerable to small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attacks when they slowed down to land. Although helicopters had mounted single-barrel machine guns, using single-barrel machine guns to repel attackers hidden in the dense jungle foliage often led to barrels overheating or cartridge jams.
In order to develop a weapon with a more reliable, higher rate of fire, General Electric designers scaled down the rotating-barrel 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon for 7.62 x 51 mm NATO ammunition. The resulting weapon, designated XM134 and known popularly as the Minigun, could fire up to 4,000 rounds per minute without overheating. (Originally, the gun was specced at 6,000 rpm, but this was later lowered to 4,000.) The Minigun was mounted on OH-6 Cayuse and OH-58 Kiowa side pods, in the turret and wing pods on AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters, on door, pylon and pod mounts on UH-1 "Huey" Iroquois transport helicopters, and on many other helicopters and aircraft.
Several larger aircraft were outfitted with miniguns, specifically for close air support, including famous gunship airplanes like the Douglas AC-47 ("Spooky" a.k.a. "Puff the Magic Dragon", converted Douglas C-47s), AC-119 Gunship ("Shadow" and "Stinger", converted Fairchild "Flying Boxcars"), and the original AC-130 "Spectre" Gunship (converted C-130 Hercules cargo planes), the H-53 (MH-53 Pave Low), and the common H-60 family of helicopters (UH-60 Black Hawk/HH-60 Pave Hawk).
Product code: 100153