GShG-7.62 machine gun

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Shipunov GShG-7.62 minigun
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GShG-7.62
Type Gatling-type machine gun
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Service history
Used by Russia, Warsaw Pact
Wars Cold War, Present Day
Production history
Designed 1968–1970
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Produced 1970–present
Specifications
Weight 18.50 kg
Length 800 mm

Cartridge 7.62x54mmR
Barrels 4
Action Gas-operated
Rate of fire 6,000 RPM
Muzzle velocity 820-850 m/s
Maximum firing range 1000 m

The Glagolev–Shipunov–Gryazev GShG-7.62 is a four-barreled rotary machine gun, similar to firearms such as the M134 "Minigun". It is a gas operated, self-powered weapon which is in contrast with most other rotary guns (that are usually externally powered). It was developed in 1968–1970 for Mi-24 helicopter together with YakB 12.7mm machine gun.[1] Currently used in GUV-8700 gun pods, and flexible mounts on Kamov Ka-29.[2][3]

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GShG-7.62 and YakB-12.7
UPK-23-250 and GUV-8700 gun pods

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