Check out this amazing Gatling gun used throughout the US military. It’s called the GAU-19/A is an electronically powered Gatling gun that fires off .50 BMG (12.7 x 99mm) cartridges.

It’s an absolute beast! It’s even capable of firing either 1,000 or 2,000 rounds per minute! In this first clip from Combat Films and Research, the HMMWV mounted GAU-19 gatling gun is firing 12.7mm rounds outside Abu Dhabi.

According to ArmedForcesUpdate:

Another great weapon for the US military and us army. Could prove useful in combating terrorists in Iraq and Syria. The GECAL 50, officially designated by the United States military as the GAU-19/A, is an electrically driven Gatling gun that fires the .50 BMG (12.7×99mm) cartridge.

Technical specifications
The GAU-19/A is designed for a linkless feed, but can be fed from a standard M9 linked belt if a delinker feeder is used. The rate of fire is selectable to be either 1,000 or 2,000 rounds per minute. The Humvee armament kit version fires at 1,300 rounds per minute. The average recoil force when firing is 500 pounds-force (2.2 kN). In January 2012, General Dynamics announced they would be delivering a new version designated the GAU-19/B. It provides the same firepower in a lighter platform, weighing 106 lbs.


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