Unfortunately, there are not enough good pictures of Miniguns to keep us going every week, but this Monday we’re back with our very own Photo Of The Day: Minigun Monday where we admire pictures of Miniguns in various places and spaces.
This time we’re looking at the Profense M134 Minigun Weapon System.
At SHOW Show Miles had a look at this beast in this article: A Minigun for the 21st Century: The Profense M134.
How to make a buggy into a formidable weapon system.
YouTube: ProFense M134 with Precision Remotes TRAP T-360 A3 M240 on the Polaris MRZR!!
The Polaris MRAZ Attack and Recon Vehicle with the PoFense / Precision Remotes TRAP T-360 A3 M134 ROWS Remotely Operated Weapons Station.
Yes, you can mount this beast on a helicopter too.
A detailed picture of the Minigun.
Here you can find the system described: M134 Minigun Weapon Systems
The Profense™ M134 Gatling Gun is an electrically driven, (28 VDC) automatic machine gun with a sustained rate of fire in excess of 3,000 rounds per minute (rpm). The M134 fires the standard 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge and utilizes a link-fed ammunition system (M13 Link).
The M134 is driven from a self-contained battery power supply, or power provided from the platforms vehicle electrical system.
The Profense™ M134 is the most technically advanced M134 Weapon System available supporting U.S. Defense Forces as well as NATO and non-NATO allies. Our M134 exceeds the performance requirements defined in MIL-M-45920 for the U.S. Army and provides “State-of-the-Art” feature enhancements that separate our weapon system from the competition.
To achieve these objectives, Profense™ has meticulously inspected each aspect of this gun and designed system level improvements centered on performance, readiness, ease of use and long-term sustainability. The unique feature enhancements and product improvements to the Profense™ M134 are:
Improved Feeder Sprocket to Eliminate Handover Failures
Improved Splined Feeder Shaft to Eliminate Roll-Pin Failures and Misalignments
Improved Feeder Door to Simplify Ammunition Loading Procedures
Single-Tang Bolt Assembly to Reduce Operational Readiness Inspections
Aero-Clamp Flash Suppressor Introducing Thermodynamic Cooling Processes’
Multi-Functional Gun Control Unit (Ammunition Status/Rounds Counter)
Improved Manufacturing Procedures
Improved Manufacturing Coatings
USG Tier 1 Supply-Chain