GE 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 impossible 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:

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GE M134 Minigun

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

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
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
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 Rick Yune Zao Mounted in Jaguar car 2002
We Were Soldiers Greg Kinnear Major Bruce 'Snake' Crandall UH-1H Huey Gunships, also seen displayed on a table 2002
Behind Enemy Lines USMC UH-1 Huey Gunships 2001
The Matrix Keanu Reeves Neo Mounted on a Bell 212 Helicopter 1999
Point Blank Michael Wright Sonny 1998
Tomorrow Never Dies MH-53 Pave Low Helicopter 1997
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
Red Scorpion Soviet "Hind" Helicopter 1989
Rambo III Soviet "Hind" Helicopter 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 POW 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 Seen in wreckage 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

Television

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Guns
Quantum Leap
Mythbusters (S5E22; "Shooting Fish in a Barrel")
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Mounted on a test army vehicle(episode "Operation Blackout")
Future Weapons
Ultimate Weapons
Iris - Season 1 Hungarian secret service mounted on UH-1 2009
Monster Garage (episode "Doom Buggie")
Revolution Mounted on Bell-UH1 2012-2013

Anime

Title Character Notation Date
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

Video Games

Title Character Notation Date
Dead Island Riptide 2013
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Ghosts, rebels, Watchgate PMC Mounted on Black Hawk helicopters, also as stationary turrets 2012
Project Reality: Vietnam Mounted on UH-1C Huey helicopters in M21 armament subsystem 2012
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
Dead Rising 2 Soldiers 2010
Just Cause 2 Rico Rodriguez, Alexander Mirkov, enemy soldiers Mounted on military helicopters, fighters, land vehicles and motor torpedo boats 2010
Left 4 Dead 2 "Minigun." Mounted on a monopod, can overheat, 2010 DLC map No Mercy only 2009
The Conduit Mounted on National Guard helicopters 2009
Resident Evil 5 Sheva Alomar Mounted on the back of a HMMWV 2009
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand 2009
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Armacham soldiers mounted on helicopters 2009
Left 4 Dead "Minigun." Mounted on a monopod, can overheat 2008
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008
Crysis Warhead Michael "Psycho" Sykes, enemies Crysis' portable Hurricane is fictional, but Warhead's mounted guns are clearly M134s with minimal changes 2008
Devil May Cry 4 Dante "Pandora;" elaborate semi-portable ground mounting, used in the air anyway; shortened M134 barrels with one of the front clamps missing 2008
Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus Vincent Valentine Mounted on Reeve Tuesti's vehicle and in fixed positions 2006
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Door guns on Black Hawk helicopters 2005
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 Neo Mounted on helicopter 2005
Ghost Recon: Island Thunder mounted on Black Hawk 2003
Shinobi Hiruko (via magic) Mounted in SUU-11/A gunpods on posessed Black Hawk helicopter 2002
007: Nightfire Available in multiplayer mode only, and with certain weapon sets 2002
Gungrave Beyond the Grave Mounted in Grave's coffin 2002
007: Agent Under Fire James Bond Mounted on a tank commanded by Bond; also seen attached to enemy drone guns 2001


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

Film

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

Television

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 Character 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 T-600 Terminators not usable 2009



General Dynamics GAU-17/A

General Dynamics GAU-17/A, US Air Force version of the M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm NATO

The USAF version of the M134, fitted with a slotted flash hider.

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
White House Down Mounted on a MH-60L Black Hawk 2013
Act of Valor US Navy SEALs 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 Character Notation Date
Spec Ops: The Line Walker 2012
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Derek "Frost" Westbrook, Yuri, others Mounted on Black Hawk helicopter, incorrectly mounted on M1A1 Abrams, also seen as part of "M5 sentry turret" rig 2011
Medal of Honor SPC. Dante Adams 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 Joseph Allen 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 "Soap" McTavish, Black Hawk door gunner Mounted on helicopters 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter NPCs 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
SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs Door-mounted on helicopters 2011


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

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Kill Zombie! Sergio Hasselbaink Jeffrey non-functional prop 2012
Predators Oleg Taktarov Nikolai (substituting for a GShG-7.62) 2010
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
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
Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil's Island Carl Weathers Roy Brown 1999
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
Predator Jesse Ventura Blain M60-style handguard 1987

Television

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Chuck Adam Baldwin Colonel John Casey 2010

Anime

Title Character Notation Date
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky Manami With T2-style chainsaw grip 2010
Black Lagoon Lobos' henchmen With T2-style chainsaw grip 2006
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Batou With dual ammo pods mounted underneath 2002
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 Fatman Mounted to character's arm with T2-style overhead front grip 1998
Kochikame Jodie Karen Based on ECHO 1 airsoft gun, with stick magazine on right hand side 1996

Video Games

Title Character Notation Date
Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013
Grand Theft Auto V 2013
The Showdown Effect 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012
Uncharted: Golden Abyss Nate, Heavy Troopers five barrels only 2011
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Gatling Gun Majini 2011
Serious Sam 3: BFE Sam "Serious" Stone "XM-214-A" 2011
Call of Duty: Black Ops Alex Mason Referred to as "Death Machine". Heavily altered with custom barrel clamps, offset front grip, ejects up and to left 2010
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 2010
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Lara Croft, Totec 2010
Just Cause 2 Rico Rodriguez, enemy soldiers 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 Nathan Drake, heavy soldier (boss enemy) Called "GAU-19" and with GAU-19 pickup icon but M134 model, shown with only five barrels 2009
Resident Evil 5 Chris Redfield, Gatling Gun Majini (boss enemy) With large ammo backpack 2009
BlazBlue Noel Vermillion "Fenrir." Shrouded barrels, elaborate frame including an overhead grip and rear-mounted ammo drum 2008
Fallout 3 2008
Saints Row 2 2008
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Mercenaries mounted on various vehicles 2008
Combat Arms With T2-style chainsaw grip 2008
Counter-Strike Online "Vulcan machine gun", now also has "Christmas Special" and "Upgraped version" 2009
Army Of Two Eliot Salem, Tyson Rios, Ali Yousef (enemy) Has half-circle attachment point for Predator M60 foregrip, but not the grip itself; presumably based on the airsoft version pictured above 2008
Turok Joseph Turok, enemy soldiers "Minigun." With T2-style chainsaw grip 2008
Team Fortress 2 The Heavy "Sasha" and "Natasha," both with large ammunition drum mounted to the weapon 2007
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl Marked One Only present in leaked alpha from 2003: removed from final game. Released build 1935 includes textures but no weapon model. 2007
War Rock 2007
Driver: Parallel Lines 2006
True Crime: New York City Marcus Reed 2005
Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog, GUN Walkers (enemies) Mounted on walkers, only carried by Shadow 2005
From Russia with Love Russian and Octopus Elite enemies 2005
Serious Sam 2 Serious Sam, enemies "XM-214-A" 2005
Timesplitters: Future Perfect 2005
Resident Evil 4 JJ (boss enemy) With large ammo backpack 2005
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent "GoldenEye" "Predator MG" 2004
GTA: San Andreas Carl Johnson "Minigun" 2004
Serious Sam: Next Encounter Sam "Serious" Stone "XM4000", re-chambered to fire 9mm bullets 2004
Hitman: Contracts Agent 47 "Minigun" 2004
Far Cry Jack Carver, enemy mercenaries Mounted, but with T2-style chainsaw grip 2004
GTA: Vice City Tommy Vercetti "Minigun" 2002
Timesplitters 2 2002
Serious Sam "XM-214-A" various
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Timesplitters 2000
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Only three barrels 1999
Resident Evil 2 Only three barrels 1998
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Tal'Set Fireseed "Minigun" 1997
Terminator 2 The Arcade Game T-101, T-102 Limited duration power-up 1991


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