GShG-7.62 machine gun

GShG-7.62 machine gun

Infobox Weapon
name= Shipunov GShG-7.62 minigun


caption= GShG-7.62
origin=flagcountry|Soviet Union
type= Minigun
is_ranged=yes
is_UK=
service=
used_by= Russia, Warsaw Pact
wars= Cold War, Present Day
designer=
design_date= 1960s
manufacturer=KBP Instrument Design Bureau
production_date= 1960s-?
number=
variants=
weight= 19kg
length=
part_length=
width=
height=
diameter=
crew=
cartridge= 7.62x54 mm R
action= Gas-operated
rate= 6,000 RPM
velocity=
range=
max_range=
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The Shipunov GShG-7.62 is a four-barreled rotary machine gun, similar to firearms such as the M134 "Minigun". It has been used only in gun pods and flexible mounts on Kamov Ka-29 prototypes.

Overview

The GShG-7.62 is a 4-barrel rotary machine gun and is gas operated. It is also one of the few self powered machine guns of the gatling type.

ee also

*XM214 minigun
*M197 Gatling gun
*GShG-5.45
*Minigun
*Nordenfelt Gun
*Gast Gun
*Chain gun
*Gatling gun, the 1860s firearm that originated the rotating-barrel concept

External links

*http://world.guns.ru/machine/minigun-e.htm

*http://www.montysminiguns.com/


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