The M134 rotary canon has for several decades been the poster-child for gatling-derived aircraft and static-emplacement weapon systems. Despite the overally simple design concepts, it’s a clockwork nightmare. The original models by GE too had notable hangups relating to feed reliability, making safe, and inadvertant chainfire. The solutions were provided by both DeGroat Tactical and Dillon Aerospace (the G and D variants respectively), introducing a clutch, improved delinker and feed chutes.
These improvements were not added to the Predator OR Terminator 2 handheld Miniguns, and this model fixed that. That is to say this is a MODERN M134D, on an updated rendition of the “Ol’ Painless” Handheld Minigun from Predator(hence "epilator"), and with some of the limitations of Arma’s handling in mind. Additionally, the M134 as depicted here has 2 fire modes- 1 with the lowest possible real-life ROF of the minigun(around 1300 RPM), plus one more cinematic one with a slightly more bassy firing sound and about only 1000 RPM.
As a cautionary note about unrealism of of the weapon - You can attach vanilla optics and side attachments to the weapon.
To install the NIArms Minigun you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page
for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.
For usage instructions and information of how to use the NIArms Minigun please refer to the included documentation and/or example mission.
HLC_wp_M134Painless - M134D on Man-portable Custom-built Carrying rig. Aka M134D "Epilator"
hlc_500rnd_762x51_Belt - 500 Round magazine of 7.62x51mm rounds.
hlc_500rnd_762x51_Cinematic - 500 Round magazine of 7.62x51mm rounds, with explosive value for cinematic dramatic effect. (Wouldn't recommend for normal use, KILLS THE ♥♥♥♥ OUT OF FRAME RATE)
Credits & Thanks:
Bohemia Interactive- Arma2 Sample resources(Sounds)
Anders- Reload Samples
Toadie- Everything not covered by the above.
Commisioned by -
- Implemented XML Stringtables
- Japanese Language String Translation (Credit: ClassicArma)
- French Language String Translation (Credit: StalkerSoC)
- Soundshader/Soundset changes:
+ Occlusion and Obstruction issues fixed (Gunshots no longer occluded by an A4 sheet held to face)
+ Midrange Gunshots tweaked
+ Tail volumes improved
+ Minor sound volume tweaks across the board
- General AI Behaviour improvements.
Also cleanup other configs (e.g. ItemCore) defined at base level that
should be under cfgWeapons.(Credit: Robalo)
- Whitespacing formatting conformed (Credit: YoursTruly)
- JR attachment slots cleanup(Credit: Robalo)
- Fixed: ItemInfo and WeaponsSlotsInfo errors (credit YoursTruly)
- Magazine external dependencies fix- dependency on hlc_wp_Aug removed from magazines
- Inital Release
- NIArms Core
- Community Base Addons A3
- BI forums