M1919 Browning M230 CHAINGUN AIRSOFT
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the M1919 browning SAW
I'm making an Apache Helicopter Chin
Mounted Autocannon Chaingun. This is the gun seen under
an AH-64 Apache Helicopter's nose.
They are typically linked to the gunner's
helmet, the gun points where he/she looks at all times.
Flinch, and whatever
you WERE looking at becomes fragments!
airsoft Use, of course. Please ignore the M4 machine gun
outline drawn in a few views.
First off, let's look at
a real, LIVE M230 Chaingun,
UP CLOSE. I see that the guard rails underneath are
shaped as I'd assumed.
Looking at the drilled tube here, I see that
I could have gone larger on the holes I'd already done
Oh well, I've got it bonded together, no big deal. I'm
pretty sure that MY gun won't ever be placed next to the Real
Steel for comparison. LOVE the safety wiring on the bolts, the
scuffs on the guard frames.
The barrel buffers on mine
will get a bit more detail, now that I can see what they
actually look like.
Notice the cable-cutter next to the gun, on
the left. Also note how the front mount for the shock
isolators is pinned at the sides to the barrel jacket, very
similar to how a sight is mounted to an M4
Since I really don't know what any of this IS, I'll guess that this
is a transmission for driving a link feeder from the main
motor at the lower front of the gun.
assume that pulling this knob out would let the thing pop off,
surprised to see ANY drive gear (LOOK at the ODD tooth
arrangement) exposed like this. However, the gear module is
HUGE, I'd think it would take a good-sized, SOLID rock to stop
them without being crushed.
The M230, unlike
most airborne guns, does not collect its spent shells. Most
mounted guns keep the spent casings under control to prevent
FOD. With the gun at
almost the lowest point on the airframe, and the empty casings
being ejected straight down, there is minimized chance for
dangerous situations to arise.
On the other hand,
collecting spent shells keeps the vehicle's CG and dead weight
from changing during