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The GE M134 Minigun in Rambo: First Blood Part II.

The GE M134 Minigun
is a Gatling-style rotary machine gun with six rotating barrels. 'GE' stands for General Electric, which is the company that produced the electrically-run motors that allowed the barrel to spin, cooling them and allowing the machine gun to crank out 7,000 rounds per minute (RPM). Previously, Gatling Guns were manually hand-cranked.

It has only been seen in two of the Rambo films, both times in use on helicopters.

Rambo: First Blood Part IIEdit

The GE M134 was seen mounted as door guns on UH-1 Soviet helicopters. Banks fired this at Podovsky's mocked-up Aérospatiale Puma helicopter, but John Rambo also was seen automating it remotely during the raid on the prison camp.

Rambo IIIEdit

The GE M134 was seen mounted underneath Colonel Zaysen's Mil MI-24 "Hind" helicopter gunships. The American-made GE M134 was used as a stand-in for Soviet YakB 12.7mm Gatling miniguns, which are thinner and longer and only have four barrels. These are also obviously propane-firing replicas that light bursts of Acetylene gas to make it appear like the weapon is firing and the sound effects were added in during post-production. Another propane-firing weapon is seen in the film as well, the Oerlikon 20mm AA gun, as distinguished when its pilot-light is seen when the gun is not firing.

AppearancesEdit

  • Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Rambo III

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