12.7-mm/50-cal GAU-19/A GECAL Gatling gun Weapon Systems // Artillery/Guns // Aircraft Guns


Country of Origin: USA

The GAU-19/A GECAL Gatling gun is a .50-cal (12.7-mm), three- or six-barrel weapon. An early development objective was a GAU-19 in a composite chin turret for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. The weapon requirement for that aircraft was dropped in 1985. The loss of nine helicopters in the 1983 Grenada invasion prompted the continued development of the GECAL as a means to upgun U.S. utility helicopters. It has been developed to provide firepower to various platforms on land, sea and air. The...

 

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