How Many Shots Will A BearCat Minigun Get on an Armor Plate Before It Hits the Ground?
Richard shoots at some armor plating with a M134 MiniGun mounted to a Lenco BearCat tactical vehicle
The M134 Minigun is a 7.62×51mm NATO, six-barrel machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute). It features Gatling-style rotating barrels with an external power source, normally an electric motor. The "Mini" in the name is in comparison to designs that use a similar firing mechanism but larger shells, such as General Electric's earlier 20-millimeter M61 Vulcan, and "gun" for a caliber size smaller than that of a cannon, typically 20 mm and higher.
The Mini-gun is used by several branches of the U.S. military. Versions are designated M134 and XM196 by the United States Army, and GAU-2/A and GAU-17/A by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
The Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) is a wheeled armored personnel carrier designed for military and law enforcement use. It is in use by numerous military forces and law enforcement agencies around the world.