Tehran (IP) – 'Akhgar' and 'Moharram' Gatling machine guns produced by the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces show the Iranian Armed Forces' achievements.

Iran PressIran News: The Iranian Army Ground Forces present the latest and new brand of two Gatling-type machine guns.

Akhgar and Muharram are symbols of Iran's ground forces' firepower and the Armed forces' achievements and capacities in the production of modern guns.

Akhgar Gatling gun

Iran Army Ground Forces unveiled the engineering and experimental samples of its multi-barreled Gatling gun under the name 'Akhgar' some years ago.

This Iranian weapon has a 7.62 mm caliber and 6 barrels.

Its maximum firing rate is 4,000 to 5,000 rounds per minute, and its final range is more than 1,000 meters.

An electric motor provides its rotating power.

The complete construction, production, and use of the 6-barrel weapon was an excellent introduction to developing a larger-caliber version for ground and air defense, especially for naval vessels.

'Moharram' Gatling gun

The 12.7 mm Gatling gun 'Moharram' was unveiled on April 18, 2014.

This weapon can be used on land, air, and sea.

This large caliber Gatling gun can be installed and used on ground equipment such as cars, tanks, and personnel carriers, as well as helicopters and drones, ships, and frigates.

Its fire rate is estimated to be up to 2,500 rounds per minute.

'Moharram' Gatling gun uses six barrels and is the only operational 12.7 mm 6-barrel Gatling machine gun in the world.

Its effective range is about 2,500 meters, and its final range is nearly five kilometers.

Specifications of Moharram Gatling gun

Weight: 45 kg

Length: 80 cm

Caliber: 12.7 mm

Effective range: 2,500 meters

Maximum range: 5,000 meters

Feeding system: 12.7 mm standard cartridge

Bullet exit speed: 1,050 m/s

Motor: Single-phase rotating alternator with two capacitors

Crew: 2 people


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