The Air Force GAU-2B/A (Army M134) 7.62mm "minigun"
was designed to provide a light weight high rate of
fire armament package for use on helicopters and light
fixed-wing aircraft. The basic M61 Vulcan has been
simplified and redesigned to fire percussion primed
7.62mm ammunition. The basic M134 can be readily modified
to fire other smaller caliber ammunition, such as
the XM214 5.56mm "mini-minigun".The
GAU-17/A utilized on the UH-1N, H-3, and H-60 aircraft,
is a crew served, electrically driven, 6 barreled,
rotary action, percussion fired weapon, with a maxi-mum
rate of fire of 6000 rounds per minute. In the current
crew served application the rate of fire is selectable
at either 2000 or 4000 rounds per minute. In the UH-1N
DAS configuration the gun can be fixed forward and
remotely fired by the pilot. The components that make
up the GAU-17/A gun system consist of a gun control
assembly with electrical cables, gun drive motor,
a MAU-201/A or a MAU-56 delinking feeder, flexible
ammunition feed chutes and an ammunition storage system.
The ammunition storage system has a capacity of 4000
rounds of linked 7.62mm percussion primed ammunition.
slotted back panel system,
storage of GAU17s in Combat Weapon Storage Systems
is accomplished with rapid reconfiguration of rack
accessories for efficient GAU-17 storage.
Weapon Storage Systems will meet the storage
requirements for all versions of GAU-17 mini guns
including storage of most accessories attached to
Our fully welded cabinets meet & exceed US DOD physical security regulations including, OPNAVINST 5530.13C & AR 190-11 for arms storage requirements and stowage of small arms & are also TACOM certified. Combat Weapon Storage Systems are ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 manufactured, offering the highest quality manufacturing standards in the industry.
Weapon Storage Systems are available as stand-alone
fixed storage systems or as high density storage systems
mounted to moveable carriages for a compact shelving
system. Our background as storage system experts allow
our system designers to implement the most efficient,
space effective armory design available.
All products and services are available on GSA Schedule to the US Federal Government applications & through DLA with National Stock Numbers
Weapon Rack, MK44, M134, GAU17