Now that my Hot Toys 1/6 scale 12-inch T2 T-800 has his M79 (see my earlier post), I can put everything together to recreate this next iconic image :)
In one of the more notable scenes of the film, the T-800 engages the police assembled outside the Cyberdyne building with a hand-held GE M134 Mini-gun destroying the police cars while leaving the police officers themselves unharmed.
The Minigun is a 7.62 mm, multi-barrel machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute), employing Gatling-style rotating barrels with an external power source. In popular culture, the term "Minigun" has come to refer to any externally-powered Gatling gun of rifle caliber, though the term is sometimes used to refer to guns of similar rates of fire and configuration, regardless of power source and caliber. Specifically, minigun refers to a single weapon, originally produced by General Electric. The "Mini" of the name is in comparison to designs that use a similar firing mechanism but larger shells, such as General Electric's earlier 20 mm M61 Vulcan.
The gun in T2 used the same custom Y-frame as in the "Predator" film, with some modifications.
This Minigun i.e. the one used in the "T2" film has a relatively slower rate of fire (you can see the barrels rotate). According to the ad when it was sold when Stembridge went under the rate of fire was geared at 1,250 rounds per minute.
In order to fire the GE M134 Minigun, the Terminator carries a duffel bag full of ammo.
At the rate of fire, there's no way one can carry enough ammunition to fire it for more than a couple of seconds and the 7.62mm M134 minigun needs a power source: three truck batteries to be exact. But from a movie perspective, it was super-uber-cool.
More pictures I took of this Hot Toys 1/6 scale 12-inch T2 T-800 (FULL review here) with 7.62mm GE M134 minigun, duffel bag with belt-fed ammunition and M79 grenade launcher (1/6 scale version from COO Model reviewed here) slung over left shoulder.
The GE M134 Minigun with ammo belt and duffel bag came with the Hot Toys 2005 released MMS02 (!) Battle Damaged Terminator (check out the pictures HERE and HERE)
Scroll down for more pictures. I had fun taking pictures of this combination - Hot Toys 1/6 scale 12-inch T2 T-800 with 7.62mm GE M134 minigun, duffel bag with belt-fed ammunition and M79 grenade launcher slung over left shoulder ENJOY :)
Some close-up shots of the T2 T-800
Close-up views of the 1/6 scale GE M134 Minigun (click on the landscape pictures for a bigger and better view)