The Dillon Aero M134D is one of the most reliable weapons in the world, given its capacity, simplicity in loading, and ease of maintenance. Designed for speed and accuracy, the M134D is a true force multiplier. The rapidity of shooting is of the utmost importance: only guns as rapid as the M134D can achieve the extreme shot density needed to suppress multiple targets in compressed periods of time. Additionally, the M134D is virtually free of recoil. When properly mounted, it moves slightly aft with the first shot, without any tendency to pitch or yaw. This stability is vital, in that it significantly assists in the aiming on and retention of a target. High rates of fire, extremely dense shot grouping, and high weapon stability demonstrate the perfect pairing of swiftness and precision.
The M134D is the standard Minigun in use with US ground forces. The weapon’s robust construction provides for an exceptionally long service life which numbers in the millions of rounds. The M134D is primarly used in ground and naval enviornments, whereas the M134D-H is used on aviation platforms.
The Minigun’s high rate of fire is the source of its exceptional accuracy and threat suppression capabilities. The system is electrically powered by either a 24 Volt DC battery or vehicle power. Chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, the Minigun fires at an impressive rate of 3,000 shots per minute. This rate of fire is divided between the weapon’s six barrels, resulting in a firing rate of only 500 shots per minute per barrel. This is less than that of any single barreled machine gun.