Glagolev-Shipunov-Gryazev GShG-7.62

The Glagolev-Shipunov-Gryazev GShG-7.62 is four-barreled rotary machine gun designed in the Soviet Union, similar to firearms such as the M134 Minigun. It is a gas operated, self-powered weapon, which is in contrast with most other rotary guns (that are usually externally powered). It was developed in 1968–1970 for the Mi-24 helicopter together with YakB 12.7mm machine gun,[1] and is currently used in GUV-8700 gun pods, and flexible mounts on Kamov Ka-29.[2][3]

Glagolev-Shipunov-Gryazev GShG-7.62 rotary cannon
GShG-7.62
TypeGatling-type rotary cannon
Place of originSoviet Union
Service history
In service1970–present
Used byRussia, Warsaw Pact
WarsCold War
Production history
DesignerKBP Instrument Design Bureau
Designed1968–1970
ManufacturerKBP Instrument Design Bureau
Produced1970–present
Specifications
Mass18.50 kg
Length800 mm

Cartridge7.62×54mmR
Caliber7.62 mm
Barrels4
ActionGas-operated
Rate of fire3,500 or 6,000 RPM
Muzzle velocity820–850 m/s
Maximum firing range1000 m

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External images
GShG-7.62 and YakB-12.7
UPK-23-250 and GUV-8700 gun pods
  1. http://www.airwar.ru/weapon/guns/gshg.html (in Russian)
  2. "Archived copy" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2012-06-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. http://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/36/622162-0.html (in Russian)
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