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GAU-15/A (XM-218) Cal. 50 Machine Gun

The GAU-15/A utilized on the H-46, UH-1N and H-53 series aircraft is a crew served, recoil operated, belt fed, air cooled, percussion fired weapon, with a rate of fire of 750 rounds per minute. The gun system consists of the GAU-15/A (XM-218) cal. 50 machine gun, a pintle mount assembly, brass collection bag, and ammunition can bracket assembly. The pintle mount assembly is attached at personnel or cargo doors or windows of the aircraft. The ammunition can bracket holds a single 100 round can of linked cal. 50 percussion primed ammunition. Additional cans of ammunition are carried inside the aircraft to allow for rapid reloading.

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