Are you a gun lover or a gun game lover or a patriot who desires to serve the nation by joining armed forces. Yes, today we will be talking about guns. Not just guns, the gun which possess the record of firing highest number of rounds (bullets) in a second.
If we talk about only single barrel machine gun, then the ShKAS machine gun is probably the fastest single barrel machine gun in the world with a maximum rate of about 3,000 rounds per minute. ShKAS was used in the majority of Soviet fighters and bombers and served as the basis for the ShVAK cannon.
Various rotary cannons can surpass that and can fire up to 6,000 rounds per minute for the Vulcan cannon and the M-134 minigun.
The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate (typically 6,000 rounds per minute). The M61 and its derivatives have been the principal cannon armament of United States military fixed-wing aircraft for fifty years. Minigun M134 is also a six barrel rotary machine gun. The Minigun is used by several branches of the U.S. military. This gun holds the Guinness World Record of highest firing. This 7.62mm calibre gun fired at a super fast rate of 6,000 rounds per minute i.e. 100 rounds per second.
All these records are now broken by Metal Storm (It is a Brisbane, Australia based company.) whose firing speed goes far away as compared to 6,000 rounds per minute. Can you guess ??
10,000 rounds per minute ? 50,000 rounds per minute ? 1,00,000 rounds per minute ?
It fires 10,00,000 rounds per minute i.e. 16,666 rounds per second. Its incredibly fast rate.
Watch it in action in video below
Also watch Minigun M134 in action