Glagolev-Shipunov-Gryazev GShG-7.62

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Glagolev-Shipunov-Gryazev GShG-7.62 rotary cannon
GShG 762.JPG
Type Gatling-type rotary cannon
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1970–present
Used by Russia, Warsaw Pact
Wars Cold War
Production history
Designer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Designed 1968–1970
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau
Produced 1970–present
Weight 18.50 kg
Length 800 mm

Cartridge 7.62×54mmR
Caliber 7.62 mm
Barrels 4
Action Gas-operated
Rate of fire 3,500 or 6,000 RPM[citation needed]
Muzzle velocity 820–850 m/s
Maximum firing range 1000 m

The Glagolev-Shipunov-Gryazev GShG-7.62 is four-barreled rotary machine gun designed in the Soviet Union, similar to firearms such as the M134 Minigun. It is a gas operated, self-powered weapon, which is in contrast with most other rotary guns (that are usually externally powered). It was developed in 1968–1970 for the Mi-24 helicopter together with YakB 12.7mm machine gun,[1] and is currently used in GUV-8700 gun pods, and flexible mounts on Kamov Ka-29.[2][3]


See also


External images
GShG-7.62 and YakB-12.7
UPK-23-250 and GUV-8700 gun pods
  1. ^ (in Russian)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2012-06-28. (in Russian)
  3. ^ (in Russian)

External links

  • Images
  • Archived page of GShG at the manufacturer's website - no longer listed in production
  • The old new Gatling: M134 Minigun, M61 Vulcan, GAU-8/A Avenger and others
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