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How is the russian gas operated minigun powered? i think i have an idea that there is a pipe in the thing that holds the barrels together and it acts as a gas port so as the gas channels into it, it pushes a rod connected to a drive that sort of spins the barrels around. Im not sure if this is right but it is just an idea.
Originally posted by iskander
7.62x54 mm R
number of barrels - 4
Rate of fire, rounds per minute-6 000
weight, the gun itself- 19 kg
power source - gas operated
peak recoil force (estimated) - 120 kg (270 lbs) no hand held here.
5.56 mm NATO
number of barrels- 6
Rate of fire, rounds per minute-up to 10 000
weight, the gun itself-15 kg
power source- electrical
peak recoil force (estimated)-110 kg (240 lbs)
Originally posted by The_Camel
After much consideration and thought ...... I must now change my mind on the man portable thing.
Yes ..... a man portable minigun with several thousand rounds is possible.
With all the military cut backs and base closures around the world ..... its rumored that the US has de-commissioned the A10 Worthog. However, they have kept the pilots and miniguns. The pilots are at this very moment being pumped full of steriods and working out with a secret society of Japanese Sumo wrestling priests in the arts of war ..... with Master Origami Tsun Zoo (lander) Man (Known as Gunny Sumo Man)
So tune into CNN next war ..... to see the SUMO SIZED A10 Pilots with minis under both arms charging across the Western deserts into Syria !!!!
Hmmm ...... late November early December this year maybe????