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7.62mm M134 Minigun by MilitaryPhotos 7.62mm M134 Minigun by MilitaryPhotos
Robert Bottrill

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sergeant Jean-Pierre Lespérance, Flight Warrant, sits in the door-gunnerís position in the CH-146 Griffon helicopter and fires the new Dillon Aero 7.62mm M134 Minigun during a training exercise at the firing ranges in the dessert.

The Canadian Forces expanded its presence as the Joint Task Force-Afghanistan Air Wing was officially stood up at Kandahar Airfield. JTF-Afg Air Wing will be working toward providing the task force with transportation, surveillance and reconnaissance assets that will contribute to mission success in Afghanistan. It is comprised of the Canadian Helicopter Force (Afghanistan) with its CH-147 D-model Chinook helicopters and its CH-146 Griffon helicopters, the Canadian Heron UAV Detachment, and the Theatre Support Element with its CC-130 Hercules aircraft.

Canadaís military contribution to Afghanistan is known as Joint Task Force - Afghanistan (JTF-Afg). The Task Force comprises of approximately 2,800 personnel with operations focusing on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in the country.
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ubisuck Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Looks like I was wrong. Wiki says it's in 7.62

Sorry
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ubisuck Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Panzerfan93: It's more like protection against a bullet being shot at the helicopter. Probably composite armor with kevlar in between. Then again, I'm just assuming. The AK can shoot in the air. And shrapnel from an RPG explosion could be deflected by that mask. Coalition choppers have been shot down by lucky shot RPGs.

I'm curious, isn't the M-134 Dillon Minigun was build in caliber 5.56, if you look at the feeder belt, it doesn't look like it has 7.62 bullets in there?
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Panzerfan93 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
why do door gunners all have a mouth protection on their helmets?

i'm mean a hot casing can't hit them there, especially not with the Gatling where the casings are directed with a pipe
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Distilledwasteland Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Artist
Duuuude! I wanna do this so bad!
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for posting this picture of a Canadian troop. Its nice to see pictures of our people in action not to mention while using the most badass gun around!
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beefee102 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dillon Aero M134 Minigun - Because there are times when "fuck you" just doesn't cut it.
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sobekflakmonkey Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Canada FTW.
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Satoshi-Hotaru Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
omg that mini-gun is boss, ur pics in the galery are so great, i love the quality
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Auginator Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
what ever he is shooting at it will be torn up.
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AtholTheDestroyer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thr Dillon Aero M134, because nothing says love like 3000 rounds per minute. :D

Great photo!
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