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The Germans have developed a three-barreled machine gun

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The German company Rheinmetall is working on a new RMG triangle gun of caliber 7,62 mm. According to Altair, the machine gun is created on the basis of 12,7-millimeter RMG .50 and is intended for installation on remote-controlled turrets.


The Germans have developed a three-barreled machine gun


The creation of a new machine gun Rheinmetall announced in Zurich at the exhibition Medium Caliber Day. According to the publication, the design of the machine gun is fundamentally different from the usual Gatling scheme used in six-barrel machine guns (Minigun, aviation guns GSh-6-23). In the RMG machine gun, fire is fired simultaneously from only one barrel.

When heated (followed by a special sensor), the barrel is automatically replaced with the next using an electric motor. For comparison, on some modern machine guns in case of overheating, it is possible to replace the barrel manually (for example, on the Kalashnikov machine gun).





The firing rate of the perspective three-barreled RMG machine gun is about 800 rounds per minute (the firing rate is adjustable). For comparison, six-barreled Gatling schematics can make 4000-6000 rounds per minute.

Deadlines for the development of a new 7,62 mm machine gun are not specified. Rheinmetall is the largest German manufacturer of weapons and military equipment. Among other things, the company produces 120 mm guns for the main combat tanks Leopard-2 and the equipment of the "soldier of the future" Gladius.
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  1. Neighbor
    Neighbor 1 November 2013 09: 06
    +1
    Putting water cooling as a maxim is easier both by weight and technically simpler and therefore more reliable.
    1. Aubert
      Aubert 1 November 2013 09: 57
      +9
      Quote: Neighbor
      Putting water cooling as a maxim is easier both by weight and technically simpler and therefore more reliable.


      Yeah, and put a couple of soldiers near the turret: one carries a bucket of water from the river, and the other pours it into the casing.
      And it’s easier, yes
      1. wasjasibirjac
        wasjasibirjac 1 November 2013 10: 58
        +1
        Quote: Aubert
        Yeah, and put a couple of soldiers near the turret: one carries a bucket of water from the river, and the other pours it into the casing.
        And it’s easier, yes

        what for? 2 hoses - one supply of cold coolant, the second - discharge of hot into the heat exchanger + pump, possibly with a gate actuator or powder gases. heat exchanger in any tank or pond
        1. Nogicune
          Nogicune 1 November 2013 17: 59
          0
          Well, where is it easier? what
          1. crazyrom
            crazyrom 4 November 2013 17: 23
            0
            Well, they’ve never heard of waterlooder, the most unpretentious 100 dollars on Amazon. Hehehe
    2. domokl
      domokl 1 November 2013 10: 56
      +3
      Quote: Neighbor
      Putting water cooling as a maxim is easier both by weight and technically simpler and therefore more reliable.

      It remains only to find water in battle ... The multi-barrel automatic weapon system has long been proven effective. I am sure that as soon as we get an alloy from which we can make barrels, multi-barrel machine guns will replace single-barrel ones. And the rate of fire is increased, and they do not spit in long bursts .. .
  2. Ptah
    Ptah 1 November 2013 09: 08
    +5
    The Germans would send nah all NATU. Stop providing all sorts of "counter-terrorist" operations in Afghans and Libya with their own weapons. And if you don't start cooperating with Russia, then at least sell your developments to the whole world. Then the economic crisis would be completely forgotten.
    1. PROXOR
      PROXOR 1 November 2013 09: 27
      0
      In history, there are already not a few experiences of interaction with the Germans. Training was followed by war. Let's not.
      1. Ptah
        Ptah 1 November 2013 09: 49
        +6
        Quote: PROXOR
        In history, there are already not a few experiences of interaction with the Germans. Training was followed by war.

        Yes, bastard you already lament and be frightened of every German. They also "interacted" with Central Asia for almost 70 years. So what? Who are the hordes of Ostarbeiters frightening now? And where are they now?
        Putin climbs to cuddle with all the Chuchmekii and gives them billions of contracts for the supply or modernization of weapons.
        And the Germans turned into a European plant for the production of machine tools and military equipment.
        And at the time you are hinting at, the USSR received (partially) technology in aviation, tank building and chemical engineering. industry from the GERMANS. By the way, Hitler was aware of what was "shared" with the Soviets, and therefore did not dare to use chemical. weapons in the Second World War. Feared retaliation.
      2. Aleks21
        Aleks21 3 November 2013 20: 50
        0
        And they have no crisis anyway. "NATU" accounts for 75% of the turnover - it is too early to cut off the ends ...
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 1 November 2013 09: 09
    +3
    Under such a machine gun, it is necessary to find the appropriate SCHWARZNEGER too — it will look cool in the action movie.
    1. domokl
      domokl 1 November 2013 10: 59
      0
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      Under such a machine gun it is necessary and Schwartzner

      Why a monster, if there is a BM? And an automatic turret? But the number of bullets per unit area such a machine gun will significantly increase ...
  4. makarov
    makarov 1 November 2013 09: 30
    +6
    It’s just R&D. Such work is carried out all the time for further analysis and in-depth development.
  5. Siberian
    Siberian 1 November 2013 09: 53
    +1
    Nothing new. This has long been developed. Just change the awl for soap, and advertising create. We have a lot more.
    1. Algor73
      Algor73 1 November 2013 11: 14
      0
      Why is there nothing new? If nothing new, then not developed. The Germans are pragmatic people, pedants, they just won’t swell money. And in the article it is not known what rate of fire (from and to), there is only that the speed is regulated, and this is already important.
      1. Siberian
        Siberian 1 November 2013 13: 19
        0
        Alexander! Develop a long time already developed. Just ADVERTISEMENT. For you, just in case, the Americans have made a multi-barrel (about ten years ago, approximately) rate of fire if I'm not mistaken 15tysch. per minute. It was not profitable for them to have this, if only for entertainment. Sincerely. It’s like changing the rod in an ink pen, a little like that, a little different. If there is a technique, he will understand what I mean.
  6. Hort
    Hort 1 November 2013 10: 02
    +3
    amusing: the receiver cover, it seems that the Germans have not changed since the war.
  7. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 1 November 2013 10: 28
    0
    Quote: hort
    Nothing new. This has long been developed. Just change the awl for soap, and create an advertisement. We have a lot more.
    - I agree completely. The article should have been called like this - "The Germans FINALLY have developed a machine gun with a rate of fire of 800 rounds per minute" ...
    1. OffenroR
      OffenroR 3 November 2013 14: 51
      0
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      "The Germans FINALLY have developed a machine gun, with a rate of fire of 800 rounds per minute" ...

      They developed a machine gun with a rate of 1200 rounds per minute back in the 40s ... It was called Mg-42 ... would you imagine what kind of machine gun this gun was creating on the battlefield ...
  8. HAM
    HAM 1 November 2013 10: 58
    +2
    The Germans, after all, are unsurpassed engineers, one confuses is the electric motor.
  9. Storm
    Storm 1 November 2013 11: 54
    +2
    Rate of fire is not the point. The device seems to be designed for long-term shooting in autonomous conditions (possibly at a decent range), when the trunks heat up quite quickly, but you need to shoot (and there is no one to replace the barrel). Further shooting can lead to machine gun failure. So the Germans did: one barrel warmed up from intense firing - they turned the barrel block, the old cools down, the new one works, etc. Reliability was also increased by reliability, although they complicated the design.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 1 November 2013 20: 12
      +1
      Quote: Sturm
      one barrel warmed up from intense firing - the barrel block was turned, the old one cools down, the new one works, etc. Reliability was also increased by reliability, although they complicated the design.

      This is why you got the idea that they change trunks there?
      You can watch the experienced shooting
  10. Chever
    Chever 1 November 2013 11: 55
    +1
    Are you gentlemen! What liquid cooling !? The design will be complicated to impossible, and the price of such a prodigy will rise to heaven. In general, an interesting idea is the automatic replacement of an overheated barrel ...
  11. Migari
    Migari 1 November 2013 12: 38
    +4
    Everything is normal, nor anything beyond the natural, just people are working in their own direction and naturally there will be a return from this.
  12. twister
    twister 1 November 2013 12: 59
    +2
    The Germans would really be better friends with Russia, then technologically we would get ahead of everyone!
  13. GastaClaus69
    GastaClaus69 1 November 2013 13: 05
    +5
    But the cover of the receiver with the MG-3 is taken.
  14. GastaClaus69
    GastaClaus69 1 November 2013 13: 06
    +1
    But the cover of the receiver with the MG-3 is taken.
  15. Russ69
    Russ69 1 November 2013 13: 10
    +1
    Recently there was a film about this machine gun. And as far as I remember, there was a lot of question to this device.
  16. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 1 November 2013 13: 48
    +2
    It turns out that this is not a classic multi-barrel with a spinning block, but a machine gun with automatically replaced spare trunks ...
    Those. it becomes possible to conduct prolonged fire at the usual rate of fire from a single weapon.

    Very interesting. Especially for armored vehicles.
    How much reliability and unpretentiousness suffer?
  17. Jogan-xnumx
    Jogan-xnumx 1 November 2013 14: 17
    +2
    With all the former historical negativity between the Germans and us, it would be time for the Germans to spit on their "allies" for a long time, but closer to Russia ... the belt would be plugged ... laughing
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 2 November 2013 06: 51
      -2
      It would have been so long ago if Russia got rid of the thieves of the Chekist and became a civilized state.
      1. Jogan-xnumx
        Jogan-xnumx 2 November 2013 12: 33
        0
        Quote: Abra Kadabra
        Russia got rid of the thieves of the Chekist and became a civilized state.

        Is Russia not a civilized state now? The thief in Russia is just shit-liberal, the last of the "civilized" geyropes. This is for you, probably, the Chekists are stuck in your throat, who do not allow the police to organize marches ...
  18. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 1 November 2013 16: 07
    +1
    For armored vehicles, maybe a good option. And in fortified areas, machine guns with a liquid cooling system were used before. Casing on the barrel, radiator with fan, connecting pipes, pump for forced circulation of the coolant. Maybe now they’ve left somewhere.
  19. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 1 November 2013 16: 45
    +2
    Quote: GastaClaus69
    But the cover of the receiver with the MG-3 is taken.

    I think this fact is not simple. Apparently, the Germans did not begin to develop a machine gun from scratch, but lobbied on the basis of the MG-3, especially since Rheinmetall produced it at the time. With this in mind, the declared rate of 800 rounds / min, which was on some MG-3 variants, becomes apparent. In any case, the rate of fire will not be higher than 1-1,2 thousand rds / min.
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 2 November 2013 06: 53
      0
      To replace the MG3, the XK121 has now been introduced, in which the barrel also changes.
  20. Neighbor
    Neighbor 1 November 2013 18: 01
    +2
    I would like, all the same, Mr. Aubert to answer the minus and comment. If this task of 800 rounds per minute was set to Gryazev and Shipunov ... They would, in their usual manner, make the machine non-volatile so as not to conduct power lines from the nearest power station. And since the machine gun is not even an easel, let alone a manual one, it can be included in the carrier's cooling system. (Tank, armored personnel carrier, bmp. And so on.) The drive of a primitive piston or diaphragm circulation pump from a gas piston mechanism or a "short stroke of the barrel" is solved at the level of a competent engineer or even a "nugget" locksmith.
  21. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 1 November 2013 19: 30
    0
    Quote: Aleks tv
    How much reliability and unpretentiousness suffer?

    The mechanisms probably work as they should, and the trunks, judging by the pictures, are quite "powerful" (however, it is not known what will happen at the output). Electronics is another matter, almost every person has purely reflexive doubts when combining weapons with it. Here, as everyone noticed, the case is slightly different - the drive is only for changing the barrel without coordinating the revolutions with the mechanism and this, in my opinion, should not greatly affect the overall reliability.
  22. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 1 November 2013 19: 37
    0
    Quote: Sergei Medvedev
    Maybe now somewhere left

    Until recently, it was possible to meet Vickers in places, in the large-caliber version - almost the same Maxim, only very large.
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 1 November 2013 20: 00
      0
      According to the publication, the design of the machine gun is fundamentally different from the usual Gatling scheme used in six-barrel machine guns (Minigun, GS-6-23 aircraft guns). In the RMG machine gun, fire is fired simultaneously from only one barrel.
      I wonder what kind of special wrote this article? And what about the other guns with a rotating block of barrels, fire is fired from all?
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 1 November 2013 20: 27
        +1
        Several interesting rumors or, if you like, legends are associated with Soviet multi-barrel cannons. Both concern GSh-6-30. According to the first, this gun was tested not on trucks, like other weapons, but on tanks, because with a rate of 6000 shots, the first ones required a volley of less than a second long to completely destroy. The second legend says that when firing from GSh-6-30, shells fly out so often that in the air they almost bump into each other.
      2. Abracadabra
        Abracadabra 2 November 2013 06: 56
        +1
        It turns out that of all. That is, for each next cartridge, the next barrel is tucked. And in this case, more likely, at first several tens, or hundreds of shots, one barrel, then another, etc.
  23. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 2 November 2013 01: 38
    0
    Quote: Alex 241
    In the RMG machine gun, fire is fired simultaneously from only one barrel.
    I wonder what kind of special wrote this article? And what about the other guns with a rotating block of barrels, fire is fired from all?

    It seems the author of the article simply did not express himself exactly. Rather, he wanted to convey that the barrels are in a static state until they overheat, and do not spin during firing, where each shot is fired from a different barrel.
    1. pasha1713
      pasha1713 4 November 2013 10: 23
      0
      It seems to me that in this case, a quick-change barrel is cheaper, more reliable and easier
  24. makarov
    makarov 2 November 2013 06: 35
    +1
    Dear readers and comments.
    Do not misunderstand me, but in order to give an assessment of any small arms, there is very little information of an overview nature. For example, I am jarred when the word "misfire" sounds. There is no such word in the test specimen methodology. The words "delay" and "failure" are present. The test regulations for any type of small arms clearly define the permissible number of delays and failures after the test sample has been in certain environments and conditions. And it is precisely from the number of delays and refusals, as the main indicators, that a COLLEGAL conclusion follows on whether to adopt, or send for revision, or bury it as unpromising. And the manufacturer is that (?), He just needs to earn money and shove his sample. For that, he pushes the advertising, and distributes videos, so that people hawal and indignant about what conservatives are testers, well, damn freaks are damaging the Motherland, and ATU is on them, otherwise they are smartly ... Everything is like in dirty politics ...
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 2 November 2013 22: 05
      +1
      Quote: makarov
      in order to evaluate whether any small arms, there is very little information of an overview nature.

      It was interesting to read your koment.

      And what do you think about the PRINCIPLE of the action of this (alternate interchangeability of trunks, rather than rate of fire) weapons?
      Really interesting, I don’t jerk.
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 2 November 2013 22: 22
        +1
        In this case, the operational survivability of the barrel is of interest, as well as the time of its heating and cooling, then any conclusions can be drawn.
        1. Aleks tv
          Aleks tv 2 November 2013 22: 32
          +1
          Quote: Alex 241
          interested in the operational survivability of the barrel, as well as the time of its heating and cooling,

          Yeah, Sanya.
          And yet (this is the Ground Forces) - Reliability of the automation when changing trunks.
          But the topic is really interesting (I recall how, with my hands, the red-hot barrel of the FCT changed to a spare) ...
          1. Alex 241
            Alex 241 2 November 2013 22: 37
            +1
            Yes Lesh, the interaction of cold trunks and heated automation, as will be the abstraction of the trunk.
            1. Aleks tv
              Aleks tv 2 November 2013 22: 55
              +1
              Quote: Alex 241
              the interaction of cold trunks and heated automation, as the barrel abturation will occur.

              Damn, Sanya ...
              I just remembered:
              When changing the barrel of the PKT, the tank commander yells to the gunner
              - PKT!
              And ... he closes his sleeve with the sleeve of the overalls.
              If one queue has passed normally, then everything is in order ...

              I was really interested in the German idea - to change the barrels with an automatic machine BEFORE the critical level of the automatic warming up and further interaction of the "iron" with a new cold barrel.
              1. Alex 241
                Alex 241 2 November 2013 23: 01
                +1
                The shooter gunner Browning M2HB machine gun must monitor the temperature of the breech, with a strong heating of the cartridge explosion is possible.
                1. Aleks tv
                  Aleks tv 2 November 2013 23: 17
                  +1
                  Quote: Alex 241
                  the machine gunner of the Browning M2HB should monitor the temperature of the breech

                  Sanya, it’s good that we have ... just a reliable Soviet PKT.
                  All - "by eye", and never failed.
                  I heard a similar thing from navigator 24 Sushki - "sight on the boot".
                  laughing

                  NSVT is a completely different song (different caliber).
                  There, no kidding after the second consecutive "box".
                  1. Alex 241
                    Alex 241 2 November 2013 23: 25
                    +1
                    It’s gone with IL-2, the secret sight of KS-43 (tarpaulin boot size 43) laughing
                    1. Aleks tv
                      Aleks tv 2 November 2013 23: 32
                      0
                      Quote: Alex 241
                      secret sight KS-43 (tarpaulin boot 43 size)

                      laughing
                      Yes, that's where the legs grow from the Second World War, however ...

                      Respect Frontline Aviation navigators.
                      1. Alex 241
                        Alex 241 2 November 2013 23: 36
                        +1
                        You see, Lesh is simple and functional. Http://www.wio.ru/yak3/rle-il2-2.htm
                2. svp67
                  svp67 4 November 2013 10: 57
                  0
                  Well, Sasha, and here they found how to save personnel ... wink
  25. sergeymend
    sergeymend 4 November 2013 12: 29
    +1
    the drawing was done in the enix))), by the way I saw this article somewhere before, however, on the same site