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This weapon is completely unrealistic, because no man could hold and fire it while standing, the recoil would knock the person down.--JprimeX 23:43, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
And that's why its not in GTA IV.--TheMeta 14:02, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
I would've liked another heavy weapon other than just the rocket launcher.--JprimeX 13:21, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
The Minigun is based on a real weapon. while the weapon is rather heavy and takes a lot of strength to hold the recoil is heavily suppressed with a gas powered recoil suppression system so it would be possible to use a weapon like this it is not practical to be carrying this in your inventory all day without it slowing you down. The real life counterparts of this weapon has seen a lot of action in areas where Platoons of troops need to make slow movement through covered areas these guns were wielder by highly specialized troops and usually only one could be found in any platoon they were often in place of MG nests as mounted machine guns of similar RoF and caliber would take too long to set up and take down if the troops were not planing on staying in one place for more than an hour or so. Rulitawyn 08:31, 9 December 2008 (UTC) Jason
- The question is not whether the Minigun is based in the real world, this has been established. This user believes that the Minigun is a fun weapon and added in much like the flamethrower and rocket launcher, for purposes of amusement. The weapon is most likely based on the General Electric M134 Minigun, as portrayed in the movies Predator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The Minigun's portrayal as personal weapons in these movies is a use of creative and artistic license, because the individual units weigh upwards of 60 pounds/27.2 kilograms each, making it unsuitable for even the strongest of soldiers to comfortably carry for any suitable amount of time, and the recoil forces produced by the 7.62x51mm NATO round, multiplied by the 6,000 RPM rate of fire, would send any soldier of any stature in the opposite direction, as per Newton's Third Law. Also, these weapons are run by an electric generator, and consume a tremendous amount of ammunition. In conclusion, the overall weight of the weapon, coupled with a generator to propel the barrels and a very large bin or tub to contain many belts of linked ammunition for the weapon, would constitute something in the neighborhood of 300 pounds or approximately 136 kilograms, and would look rather amusing in and of itself. -Gman harmon 16:30, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
- As a quick addendum: If the Minigun was designed from the outset as a man-portable weapon system, then why are they usually seen in photos mounted on stationary platforms or pintles, more often than not on vehicles or aircraft? -Gman harmon 18:51, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
- The 5.56mm variant was designed as a man-portable weapon. The most commonly seen minigun is the 7.62mm weapon, which is added to fixed mounts. The 5.56 variant never took off because of the sheer weight of the weapon, and the weight of ammunition it could chew through in a firefight.
gta sa is a very realistic game anyway