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Hua Qing Minigun


Gatling-Type Battlefield Support Weapon (2009)


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The Hua Qing is a Gatling-style minigun developed by local Chinese industry to fulfill a Chinese military requirement.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/01/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The Hua Qing Minigun is a Gatling-style weapon designed, developed and produced in China for its armed forces. The weapon system features six barrels rotating along a fixed axis to produce voluminous fire. Such weapons are useful in the airspace denial role and can also be featured on helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, warships and assault watercraft. The weapon is electrically-driven by way of an external power source and features a rotary breech, chambered for the 7.62x54mmR cartridge. Feeding is by way of a belt and sighting is through an iron arrangement.

Manufacture of this ferocious weapon is through the Huaqing Machinery Manufacturing Company. it is similar in form and function to the American M134 Minigun and GAU-19 systems (detailed elsewhere on this site).

Specifications



Service Year
2009

Origin
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China

Classification


Gatling-Type Battlefield Support Weapon


Huaqing Machinery Manufacturing Company - China
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Fire Support
Capable of suppressing enemy elements at range through direct or in-direct fire.


Action


Electrically-Driven; Rotating Barrels

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


7.62x54mmR

Rounds / Feed


Belt-Fed
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.


Hua Qing Minigun - Base Series Designation


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