Dillon Aero 503D gatling gun

New test footage. 50 cal brrzzter. Looks finalized, or close to it.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're 10 years late to the party

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What does it do that a GAU-19 doesn't?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAU-19?wprov=sfla1
      >1983
      And Iran was 30 years late.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        IIRC GE doesn't do miniguns anymore and Dillon became the new source for them after getting a contract to refurb them for SOCOM in the 90's.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Caius
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    Caius
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    Caius
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    Caius
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    Caius
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    Caius
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    Caius
  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just can't see how this is worth it over an m2

    Let alone the development of 338 machine guns

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No use.

    Military already has 20mm chainguns.

    Civilians care about 50 bmg and developed rifles and stuff simply because it was the biggest civilian legal military caliber. But they can't have a modern chaingun in 50 any easier than one in 20mm.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is a gatling gun not a chain gun.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Doom/Quake say otherwise.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is this better than the GAU-19?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dillon's marketing suggests that it's mechanically simpler + lighter + cheaper than others in its class.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These companies are just people scamming gub gib money to produce dumb prototype shit that some generals can muse over for a day then go back to playing golf

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw in the thumbnail it looks like a cool autocannon with a gas tube underneath
    This is what it should've been dammit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Caius

      I mean, it's Dillon Aero. Just claim you want them to "productionize" exactly that thing on some newfangled UAV you're launching, which btw operates on a never-before-seen luciferian principle of flight called the Left Hand Lift Effect.

      They'll have a mockup ready for tradeshows within the month.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly sounds like shit as far as BRRT goes

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Caius

    Few more links before I never think about this thing again.

    2019 https://dillonaero.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/46-DADS0061-8.5-X-11-DILLON-AERO-503D-04-23-19.pdf

    2019 https://dillonaero.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/503D.pdf

    2021 https://soldat-und-technik.de/2021/10/bewaffnung/29032/dillon-aero-503d-neue-gatling-in-50-bmg/

    2022 https://issuu.com/faircountmedia/docs/special_operations_outlook_2022/s/15998694

    2023 https://dsei.co.uk/exhibitor-brochures/503d-50-caliber-gatling-gun -> https://files.catbox.moe/6ucft0.pdf

    2024 https://dillonaero.com/503d-50-caliber-gatling-gun/

    2024 https://dillonaero.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/503D-Ground-Naval-Crew-Served-Weapon-System-compressed.pdf

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The gatling gun concept seems moronic.
    Chain guns are just better and if you're worried about barrel heating just add a two barrel revolving barrel change mechanism.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    will this replace the gau-19?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does the GAU-19 even need a replacement?
      As far as i know it barely sees action, only with spook, SOF units, so little to no wear on the few that are in inventory.
      Ever other airborne .50 cal need is covered by the M3.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only place a 50 BMG chaingun is better than an M2 or 7.62 chaingun is short engagement times against lightly armoured targets.
        I think chopper door gunner is the only place either would ever see practical use and that's assuming a chopper can get anywhere near APCs and light IFVs in the first place.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hey, maybe this will replace the gau-17 as the Osprey belly gun

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Chain guns offer superior reliability compared to purely mechanical operating mechanisms but require electricity making them superior for vehicles. You can also adjust the rpm to suit the use case.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    50 Cal is a dying round. 338NM and 30mm are replacing it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol no, you think they are going to replace CROWS M2s with 338?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, why not?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Less penetration of brick and concrete, tanks hate houses but don't carry enough HE to blow up every house so having a HMG that can shread houses is extremely useful.

          Chain guns offer superior reliability compared to purely mechanical operating mechanisms but require electricity making them superior for vehicles. You can also adjust the rpm to suit the use case.

          Chaingun reliability is worth the extra weight and complexity when you can't clear it like in planes but I don't see any advantage to replacing a CROWs M2 with a GAU-19 or 503D because you are getting a lot more weight and complexity and the only "advantage" is a rate of fire that's too high to be pratical for surface to surface engaments.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >morons using chain gun to refer to miniguns
    newbie tourists with no guns...

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