German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 MG6 Minigun

German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 MG6 Minigun


The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) Helicopter Wing 64 (Hubschraubergeschwader64) tests the first mini-gun of the Bundeswehr: the machine gun MG6 (Dillon Aero M134D). During the “Heli Dust” exercise in Upper Lusatia, the new on-board weapon was put through its paces by special forces of the Germany Federal Defence Forces (Bundeswehr). Helicopter Wing 64 has operated 15 of type H145M LUH SOF. In the role of a platform made helicopters easy class H145M well suited for special operations. The German Air Force ordered 15 of these high-performance helicopters in 2013 as part of the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Special Operations Forces (SOF) project and received the first aircraft at the end of 2015.

German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 MG6 Minigun

The MG6 (Dillon Aero M134D Gatling Minigun) is 7.62 x 51 mm. is firing with a rate of over 3000 rounds per minute. As a user of the minigun is the so-called “tactical operator”, a leading shooting through the open side door of the helicopter. Sight with red dot helps to direct the weapon before use. In H145M ammo with thousands of rounds placed in the rear of the machine, ensuring its sustainability. As stated, the MG6 has better cooling system, which allows to reduce the load on the material: required repair after only 120 thousand shots. The minigun already use the military in several countries such as USA, Norway, Austria, England and France.

German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 MG6 Minigun