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The GAU-17A machine gun (minigun) is a 7.62mm NATO crew served, six barreled, air cooled, electrically powered weapon. It has a pintle mount, usually aboard a helicopter or ship. It is used in anti-materiel and anti-personnel and close-in air support roles. There are two main variations, the GAUSE-17/A (for ships) and the GAU-17A (for aircraft).