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GAU-19/B Lightweight Gatling Gun

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GAU-19/B Gatling Gun

GAU-19/B Lightweight Gatling Gun .50 Caliber

Lightweight, Reliable, Lethal

The GAU-19/B .50 caliber Gatling Gun is a lightweight gatling gun for application on a variety of air, land and sea platforms, including helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, land-based vehicles, naval vessels and high-speed patrol boats.

With a rate of fire of 1,300 shots per minute, the .50 caliber GAU-19/B provides superior firepower in a lightweight system. The total system weight of the three barrel GAU-19/B is neutral to that of a single barrel machine gun.

Lightweight and devastating firepower make the GAU-19/B the ideal weapon system for air, land or sea operations.

The GAU-19/B has an unmatched 40,000 mean rounds between failure with the first scheduled maintenance begining at 35,000 rounds. It fires a standard NATO .50 caliber M9-linked ammunition. The gun’s automatic clearing cycle ensures live rounds are not left in the gun.

GAU-19/B Lightweight Gatling Gun Technical Specifications
Gun type .50 caliber, three barrels
Reliability 40,000 mean rounds between
failure
Scheduled Maintenance 35,000 rounds
Gun Weight 106 pounds
Rate of fire 1,300 shots per minute
Dispersion 2.0 – 5.0 milliradians diameter, 80 percent circle
Recoil force 575 pounds at 1,300 shots per minute
Ammunition capacity 500 – 1,200 rounds
Ammunition Standard NATO .50 caliber M9-linked
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