This article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Mass||13,6– 15 kg|
|Rate of fire||4000-6000 rpm|
The Heligun was developed by Hughes Aircraft as part of a complete package for the OH-6 recon helicopter. It offered a number of significant advantages over the Minigun – it was half the weight, self-powered (not electrically driven), and had a higher 6000RPM firing rate. Ultimately, it was not adopted because the reliability (mean time between stoppages) could not quite be brought up to par, and US Army officials decided that it did not offer enough improvement over the already adopted M134 Minigun to be worth the switch.
|This firearms-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|