General Dynamics GAU-19/A

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General Dynamics GAU-19/A - .50 BMG. Here pictured with fighter pilot, helicopter pilot, and PASGT helmets, and belt of .50 BMG ammo.
GD GAU-19/A with flash hider and mount - .50 BMG.
GD GAU-19/A on door gun mount- .50 BMG.
GD GAU-19/B with tripod mount - .50 BMG.

Originally designed by General Electrics (GE) as the GECAL 50, this gun was designated by the US military as the General Dynamics GAU-19. Though otherwise similar to the GE M134 Minigun, the GAU-19/A is an electronically fired, three-barrelled Gatling Gun built to fire the .50 BMG round. The weapon can selectively fire 1,000-2,000RPM while the version mounted on the AM General HMMWV fires at a fixed rate of 1,300RPM.

The General Dynamics GAU-19/A has been used in the following films, video games, and anime:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Doomsday Mounted on Super Frelon helicopter 2008
Avatar Appeares as MBS-9M "Hydra"; mounted on SA-2 Samson helicopters 2009
The Tomorrow War mounted on drones in 2059 2021

Anime

Film Title Character Note Date
Akira Mounted on the flying platform 1987
Appleseed Mounted on the patrol helicopters 1988
Patlabor: The Movie 2 Door-mounted on JGSDF helicopter 1993
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Part of JGSDA combat suits 2004-2005
Flag Mounted on the mecha 2006
The Skull Man American Garo soldiers 2007

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Date
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Depicted as man-portable 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Depicted as man-portable 2006
Clive Barker's Jericho Depicted as man-portable 2007
Resident Evil 5 Turret machine guns 2009
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Mounted on Hind gunships 2009
Army of Two: The 40th Day Portable 2010
Homefront Mounted on Humvees and AH-700 helicopters 2011
F.3.A.R. Part of the E.P.A. - Enhanced Power Armor 2011
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Death Machine Futuristic Look Depicted as man-portable 2012
Insurgency Sandstorm Mounted on UH-60 2018


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