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Husits ​​set up M61 Vulcan gun pickup groups

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Reports are coming from Yemen that the units of the Ansar Allah’s armed wing, known as the Hussites, have created new assault units. The main type of equipment - pickups with very original weapons.


We are talking about such weapons as six-barreled guns M61 Vulcan rotating type. Initially, these were exclusively aviation-based guns. In particular, their use is correlated with American-made fighters, including F-16 fighters.

Guns "Volcano" in connection with the presence of 6 barrels have a high rate of fire - up to 6,6 thousand rounds per minute. The gun has a hydraulic drive. The ammunition that is used is 20 mm caliber. Last year, 60 years have passed since the M61 Vulcan was put into service with the US Army. Since then, the gun has managed to prove itself in a variety of conflicts, including wars in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.

Now the "Volcanoes" decided to use as the basis for the weapons of the assault troops and the Hussites.

To use the M61 Vulcan, the Hussites “farm” Japanese SUVs to the maximum extent possible, removing what is called excess. This can be seen in the presented frame.

It has been reported that for several days the Hussite assault groups tried to break through the defenses of the so-called Saudi coalition in the Khodeida region, but so far the representatives of this coalition have been able to restrain the “raids” of the Hussites. The difficulty for the Saudi military and those supported by Yemeni forces is that the Hussites do not advance on a united front, but conduct quick attacks with the help of several mobile groups. At any opportunity, these groups are dispersed on the ground, which makes it impossible to deliver a “decisive” blow to them.
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  1. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 26 May 2020 12: 17 New
    11
    And where did the Husites get this device?
    1. svp67
      svp67 26 May 2020 12: 27 New
      18
      Quote: Zaurbek
      And where did the Husites get this device?

      Found in the desert ...
      In Yemen, there were 20 M-163 ZSUs, as of 2010, as well as a certain number of M-167 ZUs, which they mounted on jeeps, for some reason the look of our 23x2 ZUs no longer causes such a stir, but here ..
      As previously, it was installed on our BTR-152 in Yemen and Sudan and nothing
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 26 May 2020 12: 37 New
        +6
        I already thought, from the downed F16 they screwed ...
        1. Albert1988
          Albert1988 26 May 2020 12: 46 New
          +1
          Quote: Zaurbek
          I already thought, from the downed F16 they screwed ...

          It is unlikely that after such a gun will be in working condition ...
      2. Husit
        Husit 26 May 2020 12: 56 New
        +3
        Quote: svp67
        Found in the desert ...

        There are a lot of things lying around after the Saudis .. They were throwing snacks all over!
      3. V.I.P.
        V.I.P. 26 May 2020 13: 28 New
        10
        Btr 152 is heavier than pickups and will be stable when shooting than Toyota ..
      4. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 27 May 2020 06: 36 New
        0
        Quote: svp67
        Found in the desert ...
        In Yemen, there were 20 M-163 ZSUs, as of 2010, as well as a certain number of M-167 ZUs, which they mounted on jeeps, for some reason the look of our 23x2 ZUs no longer causes such a stir, but here ..

        it’s good that they didn’t attach to bikes.
    2. Ravil_Asnafovich
      Ravil_Asnafovich 26 May 2020 12: 46 New
      +8
      Allah gave, they will ask for more will givehi !
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 26 May 2020 13: 51 New
        +3
        Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
        Allah gave, they will ask for more will givehi !

        Most likely gin, from an old, millennial jug.
    3. loki565
      loki565 26 May 2020 16: 18 New
      +1
      They captured several m163 (or armored personnel carriers with a volcano), probably twisted from it
    4. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 26 May 2020 19: 11 New
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      And where did the Husites get this device?

      Iranian supplies
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 26 May 2020 12: 18 New
    14
    And in the crew to type ...
    1. Romka47
      Romka47 26 May 2020 13: 13 New
      +3
      And Arnie (T-101) was 7,62 caliber (if memory serves)
      1. novel66
        novel66 26 May 2020 13: 58 New
        +4
        and it was not called Volcano but Minigun
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 26 May 2020 17: 11 New
          +2
          Even Schwarzenegger’s gun wouldn’t be smacked. wink
          1. novel66
            novel66 26 May 2020 17: 20 New
            +2
            no, well, I would have pulled it ... but after the first shot ...
        2. DNkroz
          DNkroz 26 May 2020 17: 30 New
          -2
          And it was not called Minigun, but Microgan :) Caliber 5.56. Prototype. I did not go into the series, but in the easel version I fought a little.
          1. novel66
            novel66 26 May 2020 17: 33 New
            +1
            somehow more holes look
            1. DNkroz
              DNkroz 26 May 2020 17: 42 New
              +2
              I could be wrong. On the Internet, as I understood, all the photos in the search are confused and even on the wiki in the article about XM214 it is written that Arnie ran with him, and in the article about M134 - what happened to him. It seems yes, it is M134. Under 5.56 it looks different for some links.
          2. novel66
            novel66 26 May 2020 17: 40 New
            +2
            microgan smaller, it seems ..
          3. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 26 May 2020 19: 12 New
            -2
            Quote: DNkroz
            And it was not called Minigun, but Microgan :) Caliber 5.56. Prototype. I did not go into the series, but in the easel version I fought a little.

            Those serving in the Greek army said that they have one in service
      2. novel66
        novel66 26 May 2020 14: 03 New
        +6
        thing loved by many ...

        the minigun is called
        1. Ramzaj99
          Ramzaj99 26 May 2020 20: 19 New
          +3
          Quote: novel xnumx
          thing loved by many ...

          About this episode.
          I read somewhere, the director of the predator told how they shot an episode with the shooting of this prodigy.
          A pillar was dug into the ground against him, the actor was leaning against him and he was shooting. It was possible to remove the double from the 10th, since the actor was constantly unfolding from the recoil, or strove to injure the spent cartridges.
          1. novel66
            novel66 26 May 2020 20: 34 New
            +1
            Need to think! nevertheless, such a thing from the machine should be, but it looked gorgeous in the movies
      3. Klingon
        Klingon 26 May 2020 17: 06 New
        0
        But didn’t they use the XM214 Microgun (5,56x45) there? the weight of M134 (Minigun) is about 30 kg + batteries for the promotion of trunks, is it not heavy? even for Arnie, considering also awesome return. A Microgan (hm214) weighs about 10 kg
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 26 May 2020 17: 14 New
          +3
          There was a dummy in the movie ... shooting
          1. novel66
            novel66 26 May 2020 17: 46 New
            +8
            will begin now ... and the predator is not real ...
            it's him ..
        2. Reserve buildbat
          Reserve buildbat 26 May 2020 21: 00 New
          +1
          There were no batteries there. Power was supplied by cable in Arnie's pants. This is not a joke, but a story from the set.
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 26 May 2020 13: 44 New
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      And in the crew to type ...

      Humane fighter, but anti-material:

      wassat
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 26 May 2020 19: 55 New
        +2
        In general, for me it would be much more effective with this:
        1. Klingon
          Klingon 27 May 2020 01: 42 New
          0


          or with this M56 Smartgan (the same converted MG-42) wassat
    3. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 26 May 2020 19: 52 New
      +2
      in the film “Predator”, the actor had to put on a mask and body armor so as not to be disfigured by the fired blank cartridges flying at high speed, and he had to set up a back support so that the shooter would not blow away the shot. And this despite the fact that the rate of fire, when shooting a film, was half the normal.

      the machine gun from which they shot from the hands of the film “Predator” and “Terminator 2” has its own designation XM214 Microgun of a smaller caliber 5,56x45 mm and is the latest development of the US military concern. It was with this lightweight version of the six-barreled machine gun that the Pentagon initially intended to arm its infantry. But because of the bulkiness and strong recoil when shooting, this project was realized only in the cinema.
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 26 May 2020 12: 19 New
    13
    From zhezh shaitan-arba it turned out .. I would not want to please such a thresher ..
    1. avg
      avg 26 May 2020 12: 34 New
      +6
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      From zhezh shaitan-arba it turned out .. I would not want to please such a thresher ..

      The steeper the "shaitan-arba" among the Houthis, the higher the price of oil on the market and the "sour" faces of the Saudis.
    2. Ka-52
      Ka-52 26 May 2020 12: 39 New
      +1
      I would not want to please such a grinder ..

      dispersion is too large.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 26 May 2020 13: 11 New
        +4
        Quote: Ka-52
        I would not want to please such a grinder ..

        dispersion is too large.

        It might very well be, but I wouldn’t check it myself winked
        1. novel66
          novel66 26 May 2020 14: 01 New
          +1
          Yes, no, the car is light, the dynamic return is large, so, cover the area!
          1. KVU-NSVD
            KVU-NSVD 26 May 2020 14: 08 New
            +1
            Quote: novel xnumx
            Yes, no, the car is light, the dynamic return is large, so, cover the area!

            With its rate of fire, it is not alto to be in this "area".
            1. novel66
              novel66 26 May 2020 14: 09 New
              0
              it yes .. something yes will fly
              1. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA 26 May 2020 18: 31 New
                +3
                Quote: novel xnumx
                it yes .. something yes will fly

                At the sniper competition, the calculation of the minigun won, hitting the target in the allotted time 150 times. © smile
                1. novel66
                  novel66 26 May 2020 18: 34 New
                  +1
                  in Vietnam, if I’m not mistaken, they called them from mowers - they mowed the jungle before landing, with everything there
      2. Klingon
        Klingon 26 May 2020 17: 13 New
        +1
        I don’t know how Volcano, and Avenger (GAU-8) scatters as much as about 1500m, about 6% of the shells fall into the 80m circle (A-10)
        1. novel66
          novel66 26 May 2020 20: 37 New
          +1
          Well!! GAU - 8 / A is generally another matter and the barrels are longer and the caliber is larger and the ammunition is special ... some irresponsible say that the A-10 was built around the gun
    3. psiho117
      psiho117 26 May 2020 12: 40 New
      +4
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      I would not want to please such a grinder ..

      Yes, it will turn over nafig, you look like from 23mm sparks, the Urals are pushing, and this is 4 shots ...
      And here, even if they reduced the pace to 4000 V / m, it would be unrealistic to get there anyway.
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 26 May 2020 13: 26 New
        +1
        Quote: psiho117
        anyway, it will be unrealistic to get there.

        Duc, there are such warriors-Arabs that it seems that it is not required to hit. More noise and dust to provoke "bear disease" is the main advantage.
        However
        so far, representatives of this coalition have been able to restrain the "raids" of the Houthis.

        And the war will put everything in its place. request
      2. meandr51
        meandr51 26 May 2020 13: 42 New
        +1
        "Ural" on the handbrake or put bricks under the wheels laziness.
      3. loki565
        loki565 26 May 2020 16: 22 New
        +4
        In short bursts and in areas))) The altitude will go up and there the stormtroopers will already throw slippers)))
      4. Borsht
        Borsht 26 May 2020 18: 35 New
        0
        Quote: psiho117
        yes she will turn over nafig

        This is with an illiterate crew commander. The tachanka automatically changes its position not after work, but during it, and with such acceleration that N₂O nervously smokes!))
    4. Jager
      Jager 26 May 2020 15: 18 New
      0
      You still have to manage to get from it at least somewhere, everything is bad there with the base - the jeep sways even when passengers are landing, and from the return of such a gun it’s time to weld the bipod to the jeep.
  4. svp67
    svp67 26 May 2020 12: 23 New
    10
    Initially, these were exclusively aviation-based guns.
    ????? But what about the fact that back in the 60s it was already massively installed on the M-113 armored personnel carrier, having received the ZSU M163 "Vulcan"

    and on a wheeled trailer in the form of a towed storage unit M167
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 26 May 2020 12: 47 New
      10
      Quote: svp67
      and on a wheeled trailer in the form of a towed storage unit M167

      Judging by the photo to the article - it was a towed memory before ...
      1. Romka47
        Romka47 26 May 2020 13: 16 New
        +4
        Exactly, right with the "fence" and rearranged, at first I thought they themselves bungled the tower, but it looks like
        1. Albert1988
          Albert1988 26 May 2020 13: 17 New
          +4
          Quote: Romka47
          Exactly, right with the "fence" and rearranged, at first I thought they themselves bungled the tower, but it looks like

          If you look closely - there is a one-to-one rotating installation base)))
          1. Romka47
            Romka47 26 May 2020 13: 18 New
            +4
            and the cracks in this "fence"
            1. novel66
              novel66 26 May 2020 13: 59 New
              +2
              and if you write such an article
              six-barreled gun M61 Vulcan rotating type

              generally nowhere .. gatling this !!!
              1. Albert1988
                Albert1988 26 May 2020 14: 12 New
                +2
                Quote: novel xnumx
                generally nowhere .. gatling this !!!

                Well, why is it so categorical - it can itself be called a tool of the Gatling scheme and a tool with a rotating block of trunks ...
                1. novel66
                  novel66 26 May 2020 14: 22 New
                  +1
                  with rotating barrel unit ...
                  does not cause protests, but
                  rotating type
                  It is something
                  1. Albert1988
                    Albert1988 26 May 2020 14: 23 New
                    +1
                    Quote: novel xnumx
                    It is something

                    It happens))))
                    1. novel66
                      novel66 26 May 2020 14: 53 New
                      +1
                      has long been
                      - That's amazing! - exclaimed Motley. - That is ... ugh! .. what am I saying! No wonder, of course, no. The most ordinary swivel house.

                      “Not spinning, but rotating,” shorty corrected.
    2. novel66
      novel66 26 May 2020 20: 41 New
      +4
      But what about the Volcano on R2D2?
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 26 May 2020 12: 23 New
    +8
    At any opportunity, these groups are dispersed on the ground, which makes it impossible to deliver a "decisive" blow to them.

    I don’t understand !!! Against the Houthis, there are very rich "Buratins" who have both Babosiks and no restrictions on the purchase of various equipment .... to buy equipment, create operational intelligence units and .... then the "Buratins" HAVE aviation !!! How do they fight at all ???
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      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 May 2020 13: 37 New
        0
        There are many peoples there, different ... when it was quite strong, worthy warriors!
    2. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 26 May 2020 12: 43 New
      +3
      NO !!!!! Victor. The dead do not need money. And since the salaries of the mercenaries are high and they WILL NOT fight (the motivation is not the same)
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 May 2020 13: 41 New
        0
        Once FOR MONEY, then they must be professionally prepared ... theoretically, of course! After all, you can carry out remote exposure. It’s quite effective. It is impossible to win this way, but to keep the enemy in suspense, at a distance, quite, completely.
    3. Doccor18
      Doccor18 26 May 2020 12: 45 New
      +1
      There is just no special desire. So-so, they’re fighting a little ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 May 2020 13: 42 New
        0
        No, this is how the LOSERS behave. It may well be that this is how it will end.
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      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 May 2020 13: 43 New
        +1
        Quote: Husit
        The Saudis have no fighting spirit and purpose!

        Plus a lot of ambition and stupidity !!! and it will overpower everything else taken together.
        1. Husit
          Husit 5 June 2020 12: 47 New
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          Quote: Husit
          The Saudis have no fighting spirit and purpose!

          Plus a lot of ambition and stupidity !!! and it will overpower everything else taken together.

          The United States will soon choke on BV and Libya .. Everything goes to that!
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 5 June 2020 14: 09 New
            +1
            Quote: Husit
            The United States will soon choke on BV and Libya .. Everything goes to that!

            Anything can happen ... BUT, elections are on their nose, so sho this greyhound "gelding" can take a bite.
            We can't imagine what kind of "Viagra" this gelding can be injected and where ... what if into the brain?
    5. Ravil_Asnafovich
      Ravil_Asnafovich 26 May 2020 13: 24 New
      +3
      Arabs, like warriors ended when they began to worship green pieces of paper.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 May 2020 13: 46 New
        0
        Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
        Arabs, like warriors ended when they began to worship green pieces of paper.

        I recalled the work of Harrison, how civilized people overpowered their invaders, simply assimilating them into their world ... and then I remembered the history of China !!! Here is a good example, without any fantasies.
    6. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 26 May 2020 18: 37 New
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      purchase equipment, create operational intelligence units and ....

      And who will do this? Same:
      a) have to drag the service;
      b) in parades with all of this you will not especially be brightened up - either a step-dressing and dress uniform, or training and teachings;
      c) you have to fight - really fight "in the field".
      So the maximum possible for monarchies is to hire PMCs, which will do it all for them. On their own, never.
      Quote: rocket757
      Aviation then the "Buratin" IS !!! How do they fight at all ???

      Their checkpoints are cut out by the Houthis who have entered them in broad daylight. And the columns regularly fall into "standard ambushes". That's how they fight.
  6. iouris
    iouris 26 May 2020 12: 33 New
    +2
    Lightweight version of "Shilka". Thus, this solution is effective in such military conflicts.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 26 May 2020 12: 41 New
      +2
      The whole question is how long the ammunition will last with such a rate of volcano. And then where to get shells, where did the guns come from?
      1. iouris
        iouris 26 May 2020 12: 44 New
        -3
        If you have economic and logistical problems, then you are not a factor. Stand aside for now.
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 26 May 2020 13: 03 New
          +1
          What are you talking about, or regarding whom?
  7. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 26 May 2020 12: 48 New
    +1
    modern tachanka ...
  8. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft 26 May 2020 13: 04 New
    +2
    In the Union in the 70s they tried to rearm the shilka for 6-30 gsh but this option did not pass the test. It is too sensitive to pollution.
    1. Glory1974
      Glory1974 26 May 2020 13: 24 New
      +1
      In the Union in the 70s they tried to rearm the shilka for 6-30 gsh but this option did not pass

      The helicopter was a 4-barrel installation of 12,7 mm. I didn’t go either.
      Somehow not very with multi-barrel systems.
  9. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 26 May 2020 13: 08 New
    +2
    At any opportunity, these groups are dispersed on the ground, which makes it impossible to deliver a "decisive" blow to them.

    It reminds someone ... Either Polovtsian, or Pecheneg ...
    In short, nothing new under the moon.
    By the way, methods of dealing with such misfortune have also long been known.
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 26 May 2020 14: 22 New
      0
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      At any opportunity, these groups are dispersed on the ground, which makes it impossible to deliver a "decisive" blow to them.

      It reminds someone ... Either Polovtsian, or Pecheneg ...
      In short, nothing new under the moon.
      By the way, methods of dealing with such misfortune have also long been known.

      You hint at the type - "And the prince went to the Polovtsians, and beat them without number, and burned their camps, and slaughtered their cattle, and sold their women and their children into slavery ... And peace came for ten years in the Russian land .." Cool, but ...
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 26 May 2020 16: 09 New
        +2
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        Hint at the type ...

        "To take revenge on the unreasonable Khazars. They doomed their villages and fields for a violent raid to swords and fires" ©?
        No, I’m hinting at the type of Great Wall of China. wassat
  10. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 26 May 2020 13: 15 New
    +1
    Rather, the vidos of such a cart in business, preferably from two sides, in 4k and 60 fps, without registration and SMS.
  11. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 26 May 2020 14: 33 New
    0
    Partisanism of the local spill, like water, only was and immediately evaporated
  12. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 26 May 2020 14: 53 New
    +1
    What kind of "zhurnolamer" wrote? :) 1) The drive is electric (there is a motor for several kW at the end, which turns the whole mechanics of "gatling") 2) 6000 rpm is the peak rate of fire, test. Real pace (so that it doesn't jam) - 3-4 thousand v / m

    And, of course, "Abdullah the mechanic" has no idea about the law of conservation of momentum (for, at most, he graduated from school 2-3 grades, with luck) - so "shaitan-arba" "before the first volley with barrels sideways" :)
    1. PCF
      PCF 26 May 2020 15: 49 New
      +1
      I also scratched my eyes, I always thought that there was an electrician there, or like a 161 gas vent.
      Looked at Wiki ... from, damn ... black in English: The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically, electrically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon
      Wat so Wat, even a pneumatic drive happens
      Live a century, learn a century ... you die a fool
      1. PCF
        PCF 26 May 2020 15: 53 New
        0
        oops, one-piece, gas vent was M130
      2. Bersaglieri
        Bersaglieri 27 May 2020 14: 49 New
        0
        Canonically electrician.
  13. Prisoner
    Prisoner 26 May 2020 15: 05 New
    0
    Yeah, yeah. Wheelbarrows are not the same now. what
  14. KSVK
    KSVK 26 May 2020 15: 23 New
    0
    I’m wondering, but do you carry a compressor for this wunderwafle with you? With ammunition is also a question. Well, the question of returns remains. GSh 6-23 seems to roll back 5 tons. There is less, of course, but still.
  15. KSVK
    KSVK 26 May 2020 15: 32 New
    0
    Quote: Bersaglieri
    What kind of "zhurnolamer" wrote? :) 1) The drive is electric (there is a motor for several kW at the end, which turns all the mechanics of the "gatling")


    Electrics like on the ship's phalanxes. And this miracle has hydraulics or pneumatics. With hydraulics in general there. Where-the thread behind a pair of 208-liter barrels are shorter. laughing
  16. Fedorovich
    Fedorovich 26 May 2020 17: 41 New
    0
    Some kind of Warbaggy, protect me Omnissia ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 26 May 2020 19: 17 New
      0
      Quote: Fedorovich
      Some kind of Warbaggy, protect me Omnissia ...

      The color is not the same.
  17. Fishery
    Fishery 26 May 2020 20: 13 New
    0
    looks more interesting than the Urals with ZU-23-2)) more mobile