General Dynamics GAU-12/U

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The General Dynamics GAU-12/U is a 25mm 5-barrel rotary gun mounted on American, Italian, and Spanish Harrier strike aircraft and the AC-130U "Spooky II" gunship. A four-barrel variant, the GAU-22/A, is the armament of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The F-35A variant mounts the GAU-22/A internally over the port side air intake, while the F-35B and F-35C instead can optionally mount the system in a ventral gun pod (depending on mission requirements) due to the STOVL lift system and the expanded fuel tank, respectively.

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Specifications

(1970s - Present)

Type: Rotary Gun

Caliber: 25x137mm

Capacity: Varies depending on mounting

Fire Modes: GAU-12/U: Auto (3,600 RPM normal, 4,200 RPM max; reduced to 1,800 RPM on AC-130U) GAU-22/A: Auto (3,300RPM)

The GAU-12/U and variants have been used in the following movies and videogames by the following actors:

GAU-12/U

General Dynamics GAU-12/U with unfired rounds - 25x137mm

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger Harry Tasker Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II 1994
True Lies US Marines Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II 1994
Lone Survivor Mounted on AC-130U Spectre 2013

Television

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Ultimate Weapons Mounted on AC-130U Spooky 2010

Video Games

Game Title As Character Notes Date
Project Reality Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II 2005
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II, non-playable 2007
ArmA: Armed Assault Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II 2007
ArmA II Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II 2009
Medal of Honor GAU-12/U Equalizer Mounted on AC-130 Gunship 2010
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II and AC-130U Spectre 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 25mm AC-130 gunner Mounted on AC-130U Spectre 2011
Battlefield 3 Mounted on LAV-AD 2011
Battlefield 4 Mounted on LAV-AD 2013
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Mounted on AV-8B Harrier II 2019


GAU-22/A

General Dynamics GAU-22/A - 25x137mm

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Live Free or Die Hard F-35B pilot Mounted on F-35B Lightning II, aircraft incorrectly shown with two guns 2007

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Date
Time Crisis 3 With GAU-17A's slotted flash hider Mounted on VTOL helicopter, also appear as a handheld weapon, both clearly oversized and unusable 2003
Battlefield 2 Mounted on F-35B Lightning II, incorrectly mounted on the nose 2005
Project Reality Mounted on F-35A Lightning II 2005
ArmA II Mounted on F-35B Lightning II 2009
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Mounted on F-35B Lightning II 2011
Battlefield 3 Mounted on F-35B Lightning II, Back to Karkand multiplayer expansion, incorrectly mounted internally 2011
Battlefield Play4Free Mounted on F-35B Lightning II, incorrectly mounted on the nose 2011
ArmA III Mounted on F-35B Lightning II 2012
Battlefield 4 Mounted on F-35B Lightning II, incorrectly shown as mounted internally 2013
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Mounted on F-35C Lightning II 2019



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