M134 Minigun

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General Electric M134 with first pattern spade grip mount and crosshair sights. Note the lack of flash suppressor and three disked barrel cluster - 7.62x51mm NATO

The M134 Minigun is a six-barreled, electrically-driven rotary gun originally designed by General Electric. Essentially a miniaturized version of the 20mm M61 Vulcan chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, it was originally designed during the Vietnam War to provide a high-volume-of-fire weapon suitable for mounting on helicopters. Boasting a fire rate of up to 6,000 rounds per minute, the minigun proved far more capable than any single-barreled weapon in this role and, through numerous updates, remains in it to this day.

A distinctive invention of fiction is the hand-held M134 minigun, a concept which was popularized by the film Predator. Physically demanding even for a slowed-down minigun firing blanks, such a weapon would be near impossible, and highly impractical for a human being to either carry or operate. This fact has not stopped it appearing frequently in other works, especially in video games. Generally such depictions will totally ignore the weapon's need for external power, and sometimes even forget it requires a source of ammunition.

The M134 Minigun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


GE M134 Minigun

General Electric M134 - 7.62x51mm NATO
GE M134 Minigun (GAU-2/A) in an SUU-11/A gunpod - 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Zombieland: Double Tap Abigail Breslin Little Rock 2019
Bumblebee Sector 7 vehicles 2018
Kong: Skull Island U.S. Army 2017
The Accountant Mounted and concealed in a home 2016
Jurassic World Kevin Foster ACU Gunner Mounted on a Eurocopter EC120 Colibri helicopter 2015
Chappie Mounted on MOOSE 2015
Survivor (2015) Mounted on US Blackhawk helicopter 2015
Sharknado Mounted on a modified Hummer 2013
White House Down Channing Tatum John Cale Mounted on a Chevrolet Suburban SUV 2013
Battleship Rihanna Raikes Garwood Industries upgraded GE M134's mounted on rigid inflatable boat 2012
Red Dawn Josh Hutcherson Robert Kitner 2012
Iron Man 2 Sam Rockwell Justin Hammer 2010
Terminator Salvation Mounted either side of tow truck cab 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Mounted on UH-1 helicopter 2009
The Incredible Hulk Mounted on a helicopter, (continuity error) 2008
The Dark Knight Used to fire pistol rounds to study how bullets shatter 2008
Death Race Mounted on "The Dreadnought" 2008
Death Race Mounted on "The Monster" 2006 Ford Mustang GT 2008
Death Race Mounted on Carson's Pontiac Trans AM 2008
Death Race Mounted on Siad' BMW E32, fitted with oversized slotted flash suppressor 2008
Transformers Tiny version produced by feral transformer 2007
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie Jane Smith Unrated Cut 2005
Alone in the Dark On tripod 2005
Jarhead UH-1 Huey Gunship 2005
Dreamcatcher AH-6 Little Bird Helicopter 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines T-1 robots Oversized non-functional prop weapons 2003
xXx Included in a display of weaponry which will be mounted on Xander's car 2003
Die Another Day Mounted in Zao's Jaguar 2002
We Were Soldiers UH-1H Huey Gunships, also seen displayed on a table 2002
Behind Enemy Lines USMC UH-1 Huey Gunships 2001
Y2K Turret gun 1999
The Matrix Keanu Reeves Neo Mounted on a Bell 212 Helicopter 1999
Supreme Sanction Mounted on AH-1; Footage from Fire Birds 1999
Point Blank Michael Wright Sonny 1998
Tomorrow Never Dies MH-53 Pave Low Helicopter 1997
Steel Frontier mounted on the Yuma's motorbike 1995
Last Action Hero Extremely short barrels 1993
Terminator 2: Judgement Day Future War Resistance Soldier Not the same as the handheld weapon used later (see below) 1991
RoboCop 2 RoboCop 2 / RoboCain unit 1990
Fire Birds AH-1 Cobra Helicopters 1990
Batman (1989) Michael Keaton Batman Mounted on the Batwing 1989
Red Scorpion Soviet "Hind" Helicopter 1989
Rambo III Soviet "Hind" Helicopter 1988
I Love Maria Maria's gang members 1988
Predator Helicopter gunner UH-1 Huey Helicopter (see below for handheld version) 1987
The Running Man UH-1 Huey Gunship, stock footage from King Kong 1987
Heartbreak Ridge USMC UH-1 Huey Gunships 1986
Top Gun Mounted in fictional MiG-28 (possible substitute for M61 Vulcan 1986
Rambo: First Blood Part II Bell 212 Helicopter 1985
Coordinates of Death (Koordinaty smerti) U.S Army helicopter gunners First pattern models; mounted on UH-1 Huey helicopters 1985
Red Dawn (1984) Seen on destroyed U.S. Army tracked vehicle 1984
Apocalypse Now Helicopter gunner UH-1 Huey Gunship 1979
The Odd Angry Shot UH-1 Huey Gunship 1979
King Kong UH-1 Huey Gunship 1976
The Green Berets AC-47 Gunship 1968


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
Quantum Leap 1989-1993
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Mounted on a test army vehicle(episode "Operation Blackout") 1993-1997
The X-Files - Season 4 Mounted on black-ops military Jeep / "Max" (S4E18) 1997
Mythbusters "Shooting Fish in a Barrel" (S05E22) 2003-
Future Weapons 2006-2008
Guns 2008
Ultimate Weapons 2009
Iris - Season 1 Hungarian secret service mounted on UH-1 2009
Revolution Mounted on Bell-UH1 2012-2013
The Night Manager mercenaries 2016


Title Character Notation Date
King of Thorn Mounted on Blackhawk helicopters 2009
Flag Attached to VTOL transport vehicles 2006
Starship Operators AGI guards Fitted with shields 2005
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Tachikoma think-tank Extremely short barrels 2004
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Tachikoma think-tank Extremely short barrels 2002
Violence Jack: Hell's Wind Hen Hell's Wind biker 1990

Video Games

Title Appears as Notation Date
Ironsight Mounted on "Metal Reaper" drone 2018
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam mounted on OH-6 'Loach' and AH-1 Cobra helicopters 2017
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault Mounted on "Cyber Sentry" 2015
Time Crisis 5 2015
Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Dead Island: Riptide 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Mounted as stationary turrets and on Black Hawk helicopters 2012
Project Reality: Vietnam Mounted on UH-1C Huey helicopters in M21 armament subsystem 2012
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Mounted on MH-60L Black Hawk helicopters 2011
Bodycount Oversized M134-based gatlings mounted on enemy helicopters 2011
Battlefield Play4Free Mounted on Black Hawk helicopters 2011
Crysis 2 Mounted on helicopters, trailers only 2011
Yakuza 3 Mounted on a UH-60 "Black Hawk" helicopter 2010
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker XM-196, mounted on AH-56 "bomber" variant 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010
Dead Rising 2 2010
Just Cause 2 Mounted on military helicopters, fighters, land vehicles and motor torpedo boats 2010
Left 4 Dead 2 Mounted on a monopod, can overheat, 2010 DLC map No Mercy only 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009
Resident Evil 5 Mounted on the back of a HMMWV 2009
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin mounted on helicopters 2009
Left 4 Dead Mounted on a monopod, can overheat 2008
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008
Crysis Hurricane Minigun Available both standalone and mounted 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Devil May Cry 4 "Pandora;" elaborate semi-portable ground mounting, used in the air anyway; shortened M134 barrels with one of the front clamps missing 2008
F.E.A.R. Door guns on Black Hawk helicopters 2005
Battlefield 2 Mounted on Black Hawk helicopters 2005
Project Reality Mounted on Black Hawk and Little Bird helicopters 2005
The Matrix: Path of Neo Mounted on helicopter 2005
Resident Evil 4 Mounted on Blackhawk helicopter 2005
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Mounted on M2 Bradley, Unusable 2004
Ghost Squad Mounted on enemy helicopters, unusable 2004
Ghost Recon: Island Thunder mounted on Black Hawk 2003
Shinobi Mounted in SUU-11/A gunpods on possessed Black Hawk helicopter 2002
007: Nightfire Available in multiplayer mode only, and with certain weapon sets 2002
Crisis Zone Mounted on M2 Bradley, unusable 1999


Title Voice Actor Characters Notation Date
Love, Death & Robots - Season 1 w/massive under-barrel drum, mounted on Jake's mech; "Secret War" (S1E18) 2019

Dillon Aero M134 Minigun

Dillon Aero M134 with flash suppressor - 7.62x51mm NATO. These are new model M134 Miniguns or just updated GE Miniguns which are usually seen with a different spade grip mount that were used during the Vietnam War.
Dillon Aero M134D-H (H stands for Hybrid) combines the titanium and skeletonized parts that were engineered for use in the M134D-T minigun with the steel housing of the previous M134D - 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mounted on roof of Autobot Wreckers #42, fitted with GE barrel clamp 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mounted in grill of Autobot Wreckers #88, fitted with GE barrel clamp 2011
The A-Team Mounted on V-22 Osprey 2010
Terminator Salvation Mounted on T-600's right arm 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje "Heavy Duty" Handheld 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen NEST soldier Handheld, lightweight titanium model 2009
The Incredible Hulk Helicopter gunner Mounted on a helicopter, used to shoot at The Abomination 2008
The Kingdom Mounted on a Saudi helicopter 2007


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Lock 'n Load with R. Lee Ermey R. Lee Ermey Himself Mounted on Humvee 2010
Ultimate Weapons Operator Mounted on helicopters 2010

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notation Date
Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops used as the icon of a modded M60 2011
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising Door-mounted on MH-60S Seahawk, primary armament of AH-6J Little Bird 2009
Terminator Salvation not usable 2009
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly M134D Minigun EOTech sight Unlimited ammo 2014
Rainbow Six Siege Unusable 2015
Ghost Recon Breakpoint not usable 2019
Battlefield 2042 Mounted on various vehicles 2021

General Dynamics GAU-17/A

General Dynamics GAU-17/A, US Air Force version of the M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm NATO
General Dynamics GAU-17/A, US Air Force version of the M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm NATO
GAU-17/A mounted in Osprey V-22 VTOL fuselage via Remote Guardian System - 7.62x51mm NATO.

A variant of the USAF GAU-2B/A fixed-mount minigun optimised for use in flexible mounts, fitted with a slotted flash hider, MAU-201/A or MAU-56 delinking feeder, flexible feeding chute and optional ejection chute, and a 1,500 or 4,500-round ammunition container.

Surplus GAU-17/As were acquired by the US Navy ahead of the 2003 Iraq war, placed on mountings for Mk 16 20mm cannons and designated as the Mk 44 machine gun: it also goes by this designation when used by US Special Forces and the British Royal Navy.


Title Actor Character Notation Date
6 Underground Special Forces helicopters 2019
12 Strong U.S. Army Mounted on MH-47 Chinook 2018
White House Down Mounted on a MH-60L Black Hawk 2013
Red 2 Byung-hun Lee Han Cho Bai 2013
Act of Valor US Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen Mounted on Special Operation Craft - Riverine 2012
Iron Man 2 Don Cheadle Lt. Col. Rhodes Miniaturised version, mounted on the "War Machine" 2010
Terminator Salvation Mounted on Pave Hawk helicopter 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Mounted on MH-60L Black Hawks. Footage taken from Black Hawk Down. 2009
Black Hawk Down US Army soldiers Mounted on MH-60L Black Hawk and AH-6 Little Bird helicopters 2001

Video Games

Title Appears As Notation Date
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Handheld 2016
Call of Duty Online 2013
Spec Ops: The Line 2012
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Mounted on Black Hawk helicopter, incorrectly mounted on M1A1 Abrams, also seen as part of "M5 sentry turret" rig 2011
Time Crisis: Razing Storm Mounted on manned turrets 2010
Medal of Honor mounted on Chinook helicopter 2010
Splinter Cell: Conviction Mounted in remote turrets 2010
X-Men Origins: Wolverine As an automated turret; unusable 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Mounted on HMMWV, also seen in various other locations and as the weapon of fictional "M5 sentry turret" rig 2009
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Mounted on helicopters 2007
ArmA: Armed Assault Mounted on helicopters 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Mounted on helicopters 2006
Battlefield 2 Mounted on AH-6 Little Bird helicopters 2005
America's Army Door-mounted on a UH-60 Black Hawk 2002


Title Character Note Date
Area 88 Kitori Palvanaff, Shin Kazama 2004

Hand Held M134 Minigun

"Ol' Painless" Handheld M134 Minigun with M60 Handguard, as seen in Predator - 7.62x51mm NATO
Airsoft handheld M134 Minigun with 'Chainsaw grip' to handle the recoil force. This variant was seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This is an airsoft version which retains the half-circle attachment point for the M60 foregrip from Predator; the real T2 minigun did not have this - (fake) 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Poppy's henchmen 2017
Furious 7 Dwayne Johnson DSS Agent Luke Hobbs 2015
Captain America: The Winter Soldier HYDRA agent 2014
The Expendables 3 Terry Crews Hale Caesar 2014
Kill Zombie! Sergio Hasselbaink Jeffrey non-functional prop 2012
Predators Oleg Taktarov Nikolai substituting for a GShG-7.62 2010
Terminator Salvation Brian Steele T-600 Garwood Industries M134G, fired one-handed 2009
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Heavy Duty M134DT minigun by Dillion Aero 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen N.E.S.T. soldier M134DT minigun by Dillion Aero 2009
Paragraph 78 (Paragraf 78) Stanislav Duzhnikov Lyuba 2007
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Matthew G. Taylor Nemesis gauntlet mounted Minigun customized with short barrels and an aluminum housing 2004
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator Pulled from T-1 robot and held by mounting; oversized non-functional prop 2003
A Man Apart George Sharperson Big Sexy 2003
Tomorrow Never Dies Seen on gun rack 1997
Soldier Kurt Russell Sgt. Todd short-barrel commando version 1997
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Mark Rolston Donnie Hansen short-barrel commando version 1995
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator 1991
Scrooged Lee Majors Himself M60-style handguard 1988
Predator Bill Duke Sgt. Mac M60-style handguard 1987
Jesse Ventura Blain


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Chuck - Season 3 Adam Baldwin Colonel John Casey 2010
JAG - Season 3 Dennis Burkley Jungle Larry 1997-1998


Title Character Notation Date
Girls' Last Tour Yuuri ep. 01 2017
Sword Art Online II "Behemoth" 2014
Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie bodyguard 2013
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky Manami With T2-style chainsaw grip 2010
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage Lobos' henchmen With T2-style chainsaw grip 2006
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Batou With dual ammo pods mounted underneath 2002
Najica Blitz Tactics XXX "Mission: 011 - The Sad Parting Mission with Girl's Sincerity" 2001
Excel Saga Menchi With T2-style chainsaw grip 1999
Cowboy Bebop Mobsters 1998
Kurogane Communication Sone Modelled after the M134 used in Predator 1998
Spriggan (1998) Fatman Mounted to character's right arm with T2-style overhead front grip 1998
Burn-Up Excess Maya Jingu 1997-1998
Kochikame Jodie Karen Based on ECHO 1 airsoft gun, with stick magazine on right hand side 1996
Burn-Up W Wolf Head 1996

Video Games

Title Appears As Notation Date
Serious Sam 4 XM214 2020
House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn "Gatling Gun" 2018
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Unused 2018
Shadow Warrior 2 2016
Warface "M134-GAU19b Hybrid" with elements from GAU-19/B 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013
Call of Duty Online 2013
Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Payday 2 Barrels do not spin 2013
The Showdown Effect 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012
Yakuza: Dead Souls Extremely slow rate of fire 2011
Uncharted: Golden Abyss five barrels only 2011
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 2011
Serious Sam 3: BFE "XM214-A" 2011
Call of Duty: Black Ops "Death Machine" Heavily altered with custom barrel clamps, offset front grip, ejects up and to left 2010
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Based on "Sasha" layout from Team Fortress 2 2010
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 2010
Just Cause 2 Mounted and used by enemies, but can be detached and carried by player. T2-style chainsaw grip. No ammo drum when carried 2010
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves "GAU-19" GAU-19 pickup icon, shown with only five barrels 2009
Resident Evil 5 With large ammo backpack 2009
Fallout 3 2008
Saints Row 2 2008
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames mounted on various vehicles 2008
Combat Arms With T2-style chainsaw grip 2008
Counter-Strike Online Available with "Christmas Special" and "Upgraded version" 2009
Army Of Two Has half-circle attachment point for Predator M60 foregrip, but not the grip itself; presumably based on the airsoft version pictured above 2008
Cross Fire "Gatling Gun" 2007
Team Fortress 2 "Sasha" and "Natasha" Both variants with large ammunition drum mounted to the weapon 2007
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl Only present in leaked alpha from 2003: removed from final game. Released build 1935 includes textures but no weapon model. 2007
Driver: Parallel Lines 2006
El Matador 2006
Shadow the Hedgehog Mounted on walkers, only carried by Shadow 2005
Serious Sam 2 "XM-214-A" 2005
Resident Evil 4 With large ammo backpack 2005
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004
Serious Sam: Next Encounter "XM4000" Re-chambered to fire 9mm bullets 2004
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone "Gattling Gun" Loaded with 60 rounds 2004
Hitman: Contracts 2004
Far Cry Mounted, but with T2-style chainsaw grip 2004
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002
Serious Sam "XM-214-A" various
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Only three barrels 1999
Resident Evil 2 Only three barrels 1998
Fallout "Rockwell CZ53 personal minigun" 1997
"H&K L30 Gatling Laser"

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