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20mm M-197 Gatling Gun

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M-197 Gatling Gun

20mm M-197 Gatling Gun

Three-barrel version of the M61A1 Gatling Gun

The M-197 20mm Gatling gun is a lightweight, three-barrel version of the M61A1 Gatling gun intended for applications that require a lightweight, highly reliable weapon capable of firing up to 1,500 shots per minute.

The gun is specifically designed for helicopters, light-fixed-wing aircraft and small naval attack vessels. It is adaptable for turret, pod, pintle or internal installations using either linked or linkless ammunition feed systems.

Power requirements for M-197 are lower than most weapons offering comparable rates of fire due to the M-197’s continuous rotary motion. The M-197 is also capable of firing longer burst lengths than its competitors.

20mm M-197 Specifications

Weight

132 pounds (60 kg)

Rate of fire

Up to 1,500 shots per minute

Dispersion

8.0 milliradians diameter,
80 percent circle (M50)

Muzzle velocity

3,380 feet (1,030m) per second

Average recoil force

1,300 pounds (5.8 kN)

Drive system

Hydraulic, electric, pneumatic

Feed system

Linked or linkless

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