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Special Forces - MK44 Minigun

Special Forces minigun
image sourced from public domain | U.S.M.C. photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released

A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier fires a MK44 Minigun mounted on a MRAP vehicle in Afghanistan, December 2012.

The MK44, otherwise designated as the M134 minigun, is a 6-barreled electrically operated gatling-gun that fires 7.62mm x 51mm rounds at a rate of fire upwards of 3000 rounds-per-minute. Miniguns can be found mounted on Special Operations Forces (SOF) aircraft such as the MH-60 Black Hawk flown by the Night Stalkers and on boats such as the SOC-R operated by SWCC Special Boat Teams. SOF ground forces, such as the U.S. Army Army Special Forces, mount this fearsome weapon on vehicles such as GMVs and RG-33 MRAPS.

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