first published on August 22, 2018 by Josh
Here at Funker530, we are massive fans of machine guns, machine gun gunnery, and pornographic content revolving around fully automatic weapons. It’s only natural that when Gun Stock Reviews, a growing channel on Full30 and YouTube, puts out an extreme slow-motion video of them rocking a Dillon Aero minigun, you just know we’re gonna have to talk about it for a second and share the video with you.
If you’re not totally in the loop on this weapon system, here’s a quick breakdown. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Government procured somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 mini-guns. These weapon systems were primarily mounted on rotary wing aircraft, and used by crew-chiefs in order to provide overwhelming fire superiority to the battle-spaces that the helicopters were entering. This offered a new level and layer of protection to not only the troops on the ground the aircraft were supporting, but also to the helicopters as they came into land and conduct medical evacuations and extractions at hot landing zones.
Dillon Aero acquired a large number of mini-guns as well from a foreign entity, and quickly discovered that a majority of the systems would routinely fail to fire. Instead of chalking it up as a loss however, Dillon-Aero chose to repair the weapon systems, which in turn lead to the development of a weapon system that was much more practical and effective at providing fire support. It wasn’t until 1997 that the improvements were seen by the U.S. Military’s storied 160th SOAR unit, who immediately started purchasing them from Dillon-Aero. Several years later, the weapon systems would also start to see mainstream adoption by air-wing units in the United States Marine Corps, Naval Special Operations Units such as SWIC and the SEAL teams, and the United States Special Forces.
With all of that said, here’s a video of the mini-gun being fired in glorious slow-motion. This is as close to pornography we can get without requiring a NSFW tag per our company policy. Enjoy.